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Huntingdonshire Parishes - Holywell Cum Needingworth


Brief Description:

HOLYWELL, a parish in the hundred of HURSTINGSTONE, county of HUNTINGDON, 2 miles (E. by S.) from St. Ives, containing, with the hamlet of Needingworth, 782 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king’s books at £30.6.3. The Duke of Manchester was patron in 1804. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, stands on a hill, at the foot of which is a spring of clear and excellent water, called the Holy Well, formerly held in great veneration, but now neglected. The river Ouse runs through the parish.

NEEDINGWORTH, a chapelry in the parish of HOLYWELL, hundred of HURSTINGST0NE, county of HUNTINGDON, 2¼ miles (E. by N.) from St. Ives. The population is returned with the parish. The chapel, which was dedicated to St. James, has been demolished. There is a place of worship for Baptists.

This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"
Registration District:
The parish of Holywell-cum-Needingworth was originally in the St. Ives Registration District from 1st July 1837; this subsequently became a sub-District. Since 1st April 1997, it has come directly under the Huntingdon Registration Office.

First Appearance of Name:
Holywell - Charter - 986
Needingworth - Charter - 1161
Available Bookstall items:

1841 Census
1851 Census
1891 Census
Monumental Inscriptions


GENUKI Huntingdonshire - Holywell Cum Needingworth
Holywell Parish Council - a brief history

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Last Updated on: 2 December 2001
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