"OLD HURST, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Huntingdon, 5 miles north-east of Huntingdon. The greater part of the parish was formerly woodland. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The living is a curacy annexed to St. Ives. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains an old octagonal font.
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- No monumental inscriptions for Old Hurst have been recorded by the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- Census information (1841 - 1891) for this parish is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full 1841 Census of Oldhurst Parish is available as fiche set C122 from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- The full 1851 Census of Old Hurst Parish is available as fiche set C72 from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- A surname index of the 1881 Census of the St. Ives Registration District, in which Old Hurst was enumerated (RG11/1605, Folios 14a - 16b), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available as fdiche set C4, from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Warboys sub-District of the St. Ives Registration District (RG12/1238) in which Oldhurst was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-10). This is available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- St. Peter's Church, Old Hurst
- OS Grid Square TL 300774.
- The church of St Peter consists of a chancel and nave under one roof, and a modern vestry on the north. The walls are of rubble with stone dressings and the roofs are tiled.
- The church or chapel was possibly built by Ralph Mowin who is said to have presented to it in the reign of Henry II (1154-89). The thickness of the north wall suggests that it is of 12th century date, but the church was practically rebuilt and slightly lengthened late in the 13th century. A considerable restoration took place in 1868, and the east wall was rebuilt in 1903. Other works took place in 1924-05.
- These are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1672-1812 (indexed).
- Banns: 1756-1816, 1780-1810 (indexed).
- Marriages: 1654, 1670-73, 1694-1836 (all indexed), 1756-1812, 1838-1964.
- Burials: 1691-1812 (indexed).
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1607-9, 1612, 1618-19, 1620, 1625-7, 1660-68/1684, 1690-1702, 1704-12, 1714-16, 1718, 1720, 1722-45, 1747-56, 1758-65, 1767-74, 1776-82, 1790, 1795, 1800-13/1813-24/1825-57.
- For 1746, 1757, 1766 and 1775, see WOODHURST Bishop's Transcripts.
- The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from this parish. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical listings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754, and are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- Old Hurst was originally in the St. Ives Registration District from 1st July 1837. Subsequently, it was in the Warboys sub-District. From 1st April 1997, it comes directly under the Huntingdon Registration District.
- A transcript of the OldHurst parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the OldHurst parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Old Hurst to another place.
- An old map of the parish of Old Hurst in the 19th century is available.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL298772 (Lat/Lon: 52.377467, -0.094577), Old Hurst 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.)
- Waldehirst (xiii cent.),
- Wold Hyrst (xiv cent.),
- Whollde Hurst (xvi cent.).
- The parish of Oldhurst was in the St Ives Union for Poor law administration.
- Births and deaths registered in the St Ives Union Workhouse (1836 - 1913) are available as fiche set D9 from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall.