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HUNTINGDON

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

"HUNTINGDON, comprises the parishes of All Saints, St. Benedict, St. John, St. Mary, it is a market town, municipal and parliamentary borough and county town, in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 59 miles north of London by the Great Northern railway; it is also a station on the St. Ives, Huntingdon, and Cambridge branch of the Great Eastern railway. It stands on a gently rising ground, near the line of the ancient Ermine Street, not far from the site of the Roman station Durolipons - The Ouse, which separates it from the village of Godmanchester, is crossed by an ancient stone bridge of six arches, forming part of a causeway constructed above the meadows, which are frequently inundated by the river." (There is more of this description).

"ABBOT'S CHAIR, a stone in the parish of Huntingdon, and near Huntingdon, on the borders of the parishes of Old Hurst and Woodhurst, in the hundred of Hurstingstone, and county of Huntingdon, 4 miles north-east of Huntingdon, and 69 north of London. It receives the first affix of its name from an Austin friary, founded by Eustace de Lovetot, in the reign of Henry II.; but of which no traces now remain."

"PORT HOLME, a level field adjoining the town of Huntingdon and in the parish of Huntingdon, county Hunts, where the races are held. It is situated on the river Ouse, and once belonged to the Protector Cromwell.

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

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