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This is the Umbrella Project Page for HuntingdonshireEngland.

Huntingdonshire

  • Administrative centre Huntingdon
  • County Flower - Water-violet
  • People from Huntingdonshire are called - ?

Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts.) is an historic county of England covering the area around Huntingdon, St Ives, Godmanchester, St Neots, and Ramsey. Huntingdonshire lies between Northamptonshire to the Northwest & North, Bedfordshire to the Southwest and Cambridgeshire to the East. It is a small shire. After Rutland it is the smallest county in England. It is also a very flat county. The northern part is dominated by the fens, which are in places below sea level. The south has low, green hills.

Between 1889 and 1965 it formed an administrative county. Since 1974 it has been administered as a non-metropolitan district within the non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire.

Huntingdonshire is currently a "district" as far as local government boundaries are concerned but in the minds of everyone who lives there it is still a county.

Huntingdonshire is largely a rural county. The soil of the fens in the north was once under water. Now it provides some of the best growing soil in the land. The old county council's motto is very appropriate: "Labore Omnia Florent". Without the work of drainage engineers the fields of much of Huntingdonshire would be an inland sea (looking much as it does whenever the Great Ouse floods).

Districts of Huntingdonshire

Based on a 1885 map

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Ramsey (Blue)

  • 1.Norman Cross
  • 2. Ramsey
  • 3. Huntingstone

Huntingdon (Pink)

  • 4 Huntingdon
  • 5 Toseland

Major towns

  • Huntingdon
  • Ramsey
  • St Ives
  • St Neots

For Information about research in the County, including lists of people of renown connected to Huntingdonshire and Families Researched on Geni go to Huntingdonshire - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Herefordshire visit Huntingdonshire - Famous People

For Historical information about Huntingdonshire visit Historical Huntingdonshire - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Huntingdonshire.

Huntingdonshire - Monumental Inscriptions and Graveyards

Information regarding processed cemeteries

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Parish Map

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from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 1984.

See http://www.geni.com/photo/view/4560155096930045739?photo_id=6000000019096481001 - open full view.

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