by Colin Hinson ©2013
"LITTLE GRANSDEN, a parish in the hundred of Longstow, county Cambridge, mile south of Great Gransden, 6 miles south-west of St. Neot's, and 3 south-west of Caxton, its post town. There are railway stations at Sandy and St. Neot's on the Great Northern line at equal distances from the village, which is small and wholly agricultural. The tithes were commuted for land or money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1813. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £208, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is modern, and is dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul. The charities consist of an endowment of £14 to the free school, and about £30 annually, arising from rents, and given to the poor. There is a National school for both sexes.
GREAT GRANSDEN which adjoins Little Gransden, is in Huntingdonshire. ."
- The Monumental Inscriptions for the churchyard of SS. Peter and Paul are recorded for the years 1721-1988. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search).
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Little Gransden
- "The church of SS. Peter and Paul is a building of stone of the latter part or the 13th century, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays aisles and a lofty embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the chancel was restored in 1858 and its east end rebuilt and a stained window inserted by the Rev. Alfred Newby, a former rector, in 1875 : the church was restored in 1885-8, at a cost of £700 and affords 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1730. " [Kelly's Directory - 1872]
- Church of England
- Little Gransden, SS. Peter and Paul: Records of baptisms 1730-1902, marriages 1730-1969, burials 1730-1812 and banns for 1754-1812 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, indexed transcripts exist for the years 1600-1836. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1870 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- Primitive Methodist Church: Records also exist for the St Neots Primitive Circuit of which Little Gransden is part.
- A transcript of the LittleGransden parish entries from Stepehen Whatley's 1750 Topographical Gazetteer of England,
- A transcript of the LittleGransden parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the LittleGransden parish entries from 1872 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Little Gransden to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL270550 (Lat/Lon: 52.178644, -0.14404), Little Gransden 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.)
- The War Memorial has been transcribed and the men researched.