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

"HOLYWELL-CUM-NEEDINGWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingtone, county Huntingdon, 1¾ mile east of St. Ives, its post town. The village, which is small, is situated on the river Ouse. Fragments of Roman pottery have been discovered here. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £528. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an ancient structure with a square tower. The churchyard commands an extensive view of the river Ouse. Near the church is a holy well, from which the village derived its name. There are places of worship for the Wesleyans and Baptists."

"NEEDINGWORTH, a hamlet in the parish of Holywell cum Needingworth, hundred of Hurstingstone, county Huntingdon, 2 miles north-east of St. Ives, its post town. It was formerly a chapelry, but the chapel, dedicated to St. James, has long disappeared. The hamlet, which is of large extent, was the birth-place of Sir Ambrose Nicholas, Lord Mayor of London in 1576. The Baptists and Wesleyans have each a place of worship."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2010




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