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

"SAPLEY, a parish and a lordship in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Huntingdon, 2 miles north-east of Huntingdon."

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


  • There are no Monumental Inscriptions for Sapley, per se . Any related to Sapley residents are likely to be recorded under the Hartford parish page.


  • Census information for Sapley can normally be found under Hartford parish.
  • A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District (RG12/1237) in which Sapley was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, is available as fiche C9 from the Huntingdonshire FHS.

Church History

  • The is no church in Sapley, nor has there ever been. The fuctions of the parish church were provided by Hartford Parish Church which now is responsible for Sapley.

Church Records

  • Church records for Sapley are included in the Hartford Parish registers.

Civil Registration

  • Civil registration arrangements for Sapley is, and always has been, the same as for Hartford. That is to say, Sapley comes under the Huntingdon Registration District.

Description and Travel

  • A GENWEB page on Sapley is available.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Sapley was outside the scope of the Poor Law administration until 1877, when it was included in the arrangements for Hartford. Hartford was part of the Huntingdon Union.


  • In 1831 the recorded population of Sapley was 8; in 1851 this had grown to 17. Population records between 1877 and 1935 were included in Hartford. Since 1935 both Hartford and Sapley have been part of the Borough of Huntingdon, and the population statistics treated accordingly.