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Botolph Bridge

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  • The population of the two villages was kept separate for civil purposes, except for the period 1881 to 1951 when the figures for both were combined under Bluntisham.
  • Population in 1801 - 460 (Bluntisham) and 362 (Earith)
  • Population in 1851 - 760 (Bluntisham) and 790 (Earith)
  • Population in 1901 - 950 (Bluntisham and Earith)
  • Population in 1951 - 499 (Bluntisham) and 634 (Earith)
  • Population in 1971 - 654 (Bluntisham) and 899 (Earith)
  • Population in 1991 - 1610 (Bluntisham) and 1643 (Earith)

BOTOLPH-BRIDGE

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

"BOTOLPH-BRIDGE, (or Bottle Bridge) a parish joined with Orton Longville, in the hundred of Norman Cross, in the county of Huntingdon, 2 miles to the south-west of Peterborough, its post town. It lies near the river Nen, and the Great Northern and London and North-Western railways. The living is a rectory* united with that of Orton Longville, in the diocese of Ely. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is decayed.

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

  • There are no surviving Monumental Inscriptions for this parish.
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Census

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Churches

  • All Saints Church, BotolphBridge.
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Church History

  • The church of All Saints was pulled down in 1695, and the materials were used to repair and enlarge the church at Orton Longueville. However, the church is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086.
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Church Records

  • The former parish is now part of Orton Longueville, and events are now incorporated in the latter's Registers. However, the following separate registers of Botolphbridge still exist:
  • The following are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
    • Baptisms: 1556-1680, 1745-46*
    • Marriages: 1558-1677, 1695-1695/6*
    • Burials: 1556-1675/6, 1745-46*
    • Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1608-12, 1617-19, 1664/
    • *These registers include entries for Orton Longueville.
  • The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from Botolphbridge and Orton Longueville. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical listings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754, and are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL172973 (Lat/Lon: 52.560921, -0.272526), Botolph Bridge which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • Botulesbrige (xi-xiv cent.),
  • Botelsbrig,
  • Botolfbrigg (xii cent.),
  • Bottebridge (xiv cent.)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population