by Colin Hinson ©2013
"WENTWORTH, (or Wingford), a parish in the hundred of South Witchford, and Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, 4 miles south-west of Ely. The village is situated on the road to St. Ives. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £300, in the patronage of the dean, who is rector of the parish. The register dates from 1700. There is a school supported by the dean.
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of St. Peter are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives and at Wisbech Library. In addition the 1851 Census for Wentworth is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "The church of St. Peter is an edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave south porch and a small embattled western tower containing one bell : the chancel retains a double piscina and a stone figure of pre-Norman carving, reputed to be that of St. Peter, and there are doorways of Norman date : the church was restored in 1868, and affords 130 sittings. The register commences from the year 1790." [Kelly's Directory - 1929]
- Church of England
- Wentworth, St Peter's: Records of baptisms 1684-1812, marriages 1686-1836 burials 1685-1812 and banns 1754-1826 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. Index transcripts of baptisms 1600-1812, marriages 1600-1836, burials 1606-1812 plus photocopies of baptisms 1813-40 and burials 1814-1991 also reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1600-49 and 1662-1878 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.The parish register transcripts for Wenworth St. Peter are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- Methodist Church
- Wesleyan Methodist Church: Records exist for the Ely Wesleyan Circuit of which Wentworth is part.
- A transcript of the Wentworth parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Wentworth parish entries from 1868 A brief history of Ely and neighbouring villages in the Isle' by J.H. Clements
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Wentworth to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL479783 (Lat/Lon: 52.382766, 0.171614), Wentworth which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- 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 Plaque in the Church has been transcribed and the men researched.