Report problems or contribute information
We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.
[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"LITTLE RAVELEY, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Hunts, half a mile south of Great Raveley, and 4 south-west of Ramsey. The parish is of small extent, and the village consists of only a few scattered houses. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ely, value £50. The church, dedicated to St. James, was erected in the middle of the 14th century, and was formerly a chapel-of-ease to Bury. It is an ancient structure capable of containing eighty persons, and has recently been repaired and much improved. The Earl of Sandwich is lord of the manor. A Roman urn of blue earth and several skeletons were found while working a gravel pit.
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The monumental inscriptions of Little Raveley have not yet been recorded by the Huntingdonshire FHS.
- Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full 1841 Census of Little Raveley Parish is available in fiche format as Fiche Set C85 - (Broughton, Great Raveley, Little Raveley and Woodwalton).
- The full 1851 Census of Little Raveley Parish is available in fiche format as Fiche Set C35 - (Broughton, Great Raveley, Little Raveley and Woodwalton).
- A surname index of the 1881 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District, in which Little Raveley was enumerated (RG11/1600, Folios 143a - 144a), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, has been produced on fiche.
- A full transcription of the 1891 Census of Ramsey Registration District (RG12/1234) in which Little Raveley was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced on fiche.
- The above mentioned fiche are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS.
- St. James's Church, Little Raveley.
- OS Grid Square TL 256820.
- The church of St James consisted only of a chancel and a nave. The walls are of rubble with stone dressing, partly plastered, and the roofs are covered with tiles.
- The chancel was probably built around 1230 and the nave was rebuilt late in the 14th century, when it was widened in the south. The chancel was restored in 1914.
- Late in the 20th century, the church was deconsecrated, modified and turned into a private house.
- These are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1596-1782, 1783-1795, 1793-1801, 1813-1961
- Banns: 1823?-1949, 1952-1954
- Marriages: 1577-1749/50, 1756-1808, 1838-1955, 1958-1962
- Burials: 1576-1782, 1784-1794, 1793-1812, 1814-1970
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1610, 1612, 1618-19, 1625-7, 1661-72-7, 1680-1, 1683, 1686-8, 1690, 1692, 1694, 1696-7, 1699-1702, 1707, 1712-14,1716, 1719-20, 1724-6, 1730, 1734-8, 1740-51, 1754-8, 1760, 1762-5, 1767-9, 1771, 1773, 1775, 1779-80, 1782-3, 1785-93, 1795-1804, 1806-13/1813-14, 1816-24/1825-31, 1834, 1837, 1839, 1845-9, 1853-4.
- 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. It is also available for credit card purchases through the On-line Family History Fair, GENfair.
- The parish of Little Raveley was originally part of the Huntingdon Registration District from 1st July 1837. Subsequently it became part of the Ramsey sub-District. From 1st April 1997 it once again is part of the Huntingdon District.
- Raffley (x cent.),
- Parva Ravele,
- Ravele Minor (xiii cent.).
- The parish of Little Raveley was in the Huntingdon Union for Poor Law administration.
- Births and Deaths registered in the Huntingdon Union Workhouse (1838 - 1949) are available, at a cost of £1.50, from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall.
- Between 1801 and 1931, the population figues for Little Raveley were included with those for Great Raveley. From 1951, the population figures were included as part of Upwood.
Description and Travel
You can see pictures of Little Raveley which are provided by:
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL256798 (Lat/Lon: 52.401772, -0.155244), Little Raveley which are provided by: