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

"BARTON, a parish in the hundred of Wetherley, in the county of Cambridge, 3 miles to the south-west of Cambridge, its post town. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £156, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Peter, and contains several monuments and a brass of the Martins."

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






Church History

  • "The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of stone in the Late Decorated style, and consists of large chancel, long nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and turret and containing 3 bells: a carved oak screen of Perpendicular date, enriched with shields of arms, separates the nave from the chancel: there are brasses in the chancel to John Martin and Margaret, his wife, dated 1593, a piscina and an aumbry : the building was restored in 1885, at a cost of £1,350, and re-opened after extensive repairs in March, 1886, and affords 230 sittings. The register dates from the year 1687."
  • "A small Baptist chapel was erected here in 1894." [Kelly's Directory - 1929]
  • There is a description of St. Peter's church on the Cambridgeshire Churches website.

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Barton, St. Peter: Records of baptisms 1688-1799, 1813-81, marriages 1688-1989, burials 1689-1963, banns for 1754-1807, 1823-45 and 1868-1874 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives.The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1600-41 and 1662-1866 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexes to transcripts exist in Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms, marriages, banns and burials 1600-1851.
    • The Barton Parish Records 1600-1851 are available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)


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Military History



  • Land Tax: records were compiled afresh each year and contain the names of owners and occupiers in each parish, but usually there is no address or place name. These records reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives for the years 1798 (on microfilm), 1829-1832 and 1880-1948.