"KING'S RIPTON, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Hunts, 2 miles north-east of Huntingdon. The village is small and wholly agricultural. This place takes the affix of "King's" to distinguish it from Abbot's Ripton, which parish it adjoins. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £179. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient edifice with a square tower, and was fully restored in 1864. There is a free school supported by the rector. The master and fellows of Magdalene College, Cambridge, are lords of the manor.
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Monumental inscriptions from this parish have not yet been recorded by the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full transcription of the 1841 Census of Kings Ripton Parish is available as fiche set C110
- The full 1851 Census of Kings Ripton Parish is available as fiche set C60.
- A surname index of the 1881 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District, in which Kings Ripton was enumerated (RG11/1604, Folios 113a - 117b), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available as fiche set C3.
- A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District (RG12/1237) in which Kings Ripton was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, is available as fiche set C9.
- The above mentioned fiche are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- The church of St Peter consists of a chancel, nave, north aisle, west tower and south porch. The walls are chiefly of rubble with stone dressings, but those of the chancel are largely refaced with brick. The roofs are of tiles and slates.
- Although not specifically mentioned in the Domesday survey, the church is without doubt one of the two churches recorded under the manor of Hartford. Of this building, however, nothing remains; the earliest part of the present church is the south wall of the nave - probably of the 13th century - and the north and east walls of the chancel dating from late in the same century. In the 14th century, a north aisle was built, the nave walls were raised and a clearstory added, The south wall of the chancel was rebuilt early in the 15th century and, a little later, the west tower was built. The porch was built early in the 16th century.
- The church was restored again about 1851.
- There are photographs and further information on St. Peter's Church on Rob's Churches website.
- Thefollowing are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1597-1763, 1764-1812, 1813-1910.
- Banns: 1754-1812, 1823, 1929, 1937, 1947, 1965.
- Marriages: 1597-1639/40, 1664-1753, 1754-1812, 1813-1827, 1837-1957, 1923 (separate).
- Burials: 1599-1640, 1663-1763, 1764-1812.
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1608, 1612, 1617-19, 1626, 1663-73/1690-1702, 1704-16, 1718, 1720, 1722-23, 1725-7, 1729-40, 1742-3, 1745, 1749, 1751, 1757-9, 1770-80, 1782-4, 1787-1810, 1812-13/1813-24/1825-41, 1843-5, 1848-57.
- The parish registers for Kings Ripton St Peter, 1597-1975, are available as fiche set D90.
- The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from this parish. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical listings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754.
- The last two fiche sets mentioned above are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- The parish of Kings Ripton has been in the Registration District of Huntingdon continuously from 1st July 1837.
- A transcript of the KingsRipton parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the KingsRipton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kings Ripton to another place.
- An old map of the parish of Kings Ripton in the 19th century is available.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL261766 (Lat/Lon: 52.372939, -0.149127), Kings Ripton 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 with detailed information about those who fell is available on the Roll of Honour site for Huntingdonshire.
- Riptone Regis,
- Rippetona (xii cent.),
- Ryptone Regis,
- Kyngesrippton (xiii cent.).
- The parish of Kings Ripton was in the Huntingdon Union for Poor Law administration.
- Births and Deaths registered in the Huntingdon Union Workhouse (1838 - 1949) are available as fiche set D10, from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.