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Huntingdonshire Parishes - Swineshead


Brief Description:

SWINESHEAD, a parish in the hundred of LEIGHTONSTONE, county of HUNTINGDON, though locally in the hundred of Stodden, county of Bedford, 3½ miles (S.W. by W.) from Kimbolton, containing 245 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 12.13.6½, and in the patronage of the Duke of Manchester. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas.

This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"

Local government reorganisation in 1896 saw Swineshead transferred from Huntingdonshire to Bedfordshire in exchange for Tilbrook.

Registration District:
Swineshead was originally in the St. Neots Registration District from 1st July 1837. Subsequently it became part of the Kimbolton sub-District, but it is now directly under the Huntingdon Registration District.

First Appearance of Name:
Charter - 1055.
Available Bookstall items:

1851 Census
1891 Census
Bedfordshire FHS Publications


GENUKI Huntingdonshire - Swineshead
GenWeb Bedfordshire War Memorials
St Nicholas Parish Church

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