by Colin Hinson ©2013
"EAST HATLEY, a parish in the hundred of Armingford, county Cambridge, 5 miles south-west of Caxton, 7 north-west of Royston, and 7 east of Sandy railway station. The village is very small, and wholly agricultural. The surface is generally level, and the soil clayey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £175, in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Downing College, Cambridge, who are lords of the manor and owners of the parish. The church is dedicated to St. Dennis.
- The Monumental Inscriptions for St Denis churchyard, 1760-1979, are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office.
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for East Hatley is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- St. Denys's Church, East Hatley during some restoration work - the church is redundant, closed in 1959.
- "The church of St. Denis is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north and south porches and a western tower containing one bell: the chancel dates from 1260 and the nave from 1200: in 1874 the fabric was restored, new roofed and re-floored, open benches introduced and three stained windows erected, at a cost of £1,738: there are some memorials to the Castell family, the former owners of the estate, including an altar tomb to Mrs. Constance Castell, ob. 1610, and a tablet to the Rev. W. Cray Say, a former rector, d. 1751: the church affords 100 sittings. The register dates from the year 1678."
[Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]
- The civil parish was united with Hatley St. George in 1956.
- Church of England
- East Hatley, St. Denis: Records of baptisms 1585-1618, 1663-1979, marriages 1590-1616, 1675-1978, burials 1595-1618, 1664-1979 and banns 1757-1811, 1856-76 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-11641, 1660-1875 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexed transcripts exist in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms 1589-1812, marriages 1591-1837 and burials 1590-1812. Copies of the parish register transcripts 1585-1837, are available, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- Primitive Methodist Church: Records exist at the Bedford Record Office for the St. Neots Primitive Circuit of which East Hatley is part.
- A transcript of the EastHatley parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the EastHatley parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from East Hatley to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL287507 (Lat/Lon: 52.139612, -0.12082), East Hatley which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)