[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"HADDON, a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon, 8 miles south-west of Peterborough, and 3 north-west of Stilton, its post town. It is situated near the Great North road on the borders of Northamptonshire. It is of small extent and wholly agricultural, extending between Billingbrook and Ermine Street. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £365. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small ancient structure with tower. There is a parochial school chiefly supported by the rector."
The full 1841 Census of Haddon Parish is available as fiche set C82.
The full 1851 Census of Haddon Parish is available as fiche set C32.
A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Stilton sub-District of the Peterborough Registration District (RG12/1225) in which Haddon was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, is available as fiche set C15.
An index of surnames in the 1851 Census of the Peterborough Registration District (HO107/1747) in which Haddon was enumerated (Folios 26 - 29B), and which took place on 30th March 1851, has also been produced by the Peterborough & District FHS.
The Index 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.
The church of St Mary consists of a chancel, nave with a western extension, north transept, south transept, north aisle, south aisle, belfry and north porch. The walls are of stone rubble with ashlar dressings, and the roofs are covered with lead and slates.
The church is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, and probably the eastern wall of the nave belongs to this church, although the chancel arch is of 12th century date from which it may perhaps be inferred that the chancel was rebuilt at that time. Early in the 13th century, the north aisle and trasept were added and an arcade built on the lines of the old north wall. Some 30 years later, the same thing was done on the south side, but in this case the arcade appears to have been built slightly to the north of the old south wall. The nave was elongated westward some 10 ft., and a north porch was added, and the chancel was rebuilt and widened to the south.
The clearstory windows appear to have been formed early in the 16th century, probably without materially raising the walls. Much later in the same century the belfry was formed over the western extension of the nave.
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.
Haddon 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.