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[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"FOLKSWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon, 1½ mile north-west of Stilton, its post town, and 7 miles south-west of Peterborough. The surface is level, and the soil a stiff clay. The village, which is small, is situated near the Great North road. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £135. The church is a small structure dedicated to St. Helen. There are small charities producing about £2 per annum."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013


  • Monumental inscriptions for this parish have not been recorded by the Huntingdonshire FHS. However, Peterborough & District FHS have an interest in the parish.


  • Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
  • The full 1841 Census of Folksworth Parish is available as fiche set C90.
  • The full 1851 Census of Folksworth Parish is available as fiche Set C40.
  • A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Stilton sub-District of the Peterborough Registration District (RG12/1225) in which Folksworth was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-15).
  • The above mentioned fiche sets are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS.
  • An index of surnames in the 1851 Census of the Peterborough Registration District (HO107/1747) in which Folksworth was enumerated (Folios 43 - 48), and which took place on 30th March 1851, has also been produced by the Peterborough & District FHS.
  • The Census is available in either microfiche or A5 booklet form from Mr G Harbron, 7 Newby Close, Peterborough PE3 6PU, England. Please state which version you want.


  • St. Helen's Church, Folksworth.

Church History

Church Records

  • These are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
    • Baptisms: 1563/4-1679, 1713-1744, 1754-1797, 1795-1812, 1813-1967.
    • Banns: 1755-1811, 1824-1964, 1974.
    • Marriages: 1564-1679, 1712-1744, 1754-1811, 1813-1837, 1838-1959, 1961-1972
    • Burials: 1563/4-1680, 1713-1745, 1754-1792, 1795-1812.
    • Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1607-8, 16177-19, 1625-6, 1661-4/1680, 1684, 1699-1702, 1704, 1706, 1708-11, 1714-27, 1730-47, 1750, 1752-62, 1765-87, 1789-1813/1813-63.
  • The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from this parish. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical listings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754, and are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall.

Civil Registration

  • Folksworth was originally in the Peterborough Registration District of Northamptonshire from 1st July 1837. Subsequently it was transferred to the Stilton sub-District of Huntingdonshire. It was later transferred back to the Peterborough District.
  • From 1st April 1998, marriage records were transferred to the Huntingdon Registry Office, but the births and burial records were retained by Peterborough.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Military History

  • The Stilton Memorial Hall covers the men who fell from Stilton, Folksworth, Morbourne, Washingley, Denton and Caldecot and contains detailed information for World War 1 and World War 2.

Names, Geographical

  • Folchesworde (x cent.),
  • Fulkesworth (xi-xiv cent.),
  • Folkesworthe (xii-xiv cent.).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • The parish of Folksworth was in the Peterborough Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.


  • Population in 1801 - 119.
  • Population in 1851 - 206.
  • Population in 1901 - 132.
  • Population in 1951 - 209.
  • Population in 1971 - 395.
  • Population in 1991 - 768.