HEMINGFORD-GREY, a village and a parish in St. Ives district, Huntingdon. The village stands on the Ouse, near two lines of railway, 1V mile WSW of St. Ives; and has a post office under St. Ives, Hunts. The parish comprises 1, 610 acres. Real property, £5, 922. Pop., 1, 103. Houses, 217. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given, by Hardicanute, to Ramsey abbey, and, by the Conqueror, to Aubrey de Vere; passed to the Greys, the Newmans, and others; and belongs now to Miss Mitchell and Captain Douglas. The manor house has Norman features; was formerly large and important; and was the birthplace of the Misses Gunning, famed for their beauty, one of whom became Countess of Coventry, and another successively Duchess of Hamilton and Duchess of Argyle. A water mill here is a structure of the time of Richard I. The St. Ives workhouse is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 155 inmates. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £177.* Patron, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The church is partly Norman, partly early English; has a tower, with the stump of a spire, which was destroyed by a storm in 1741; was restored in 1859, at a cost of nearly £1, 200; and contains monuments of the Greenes and the Margettses, and a marble tablet to Dr. James Johnson. There are a mission house, a union chapel, national schools, and charities £17.
(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))
|Feature Description:||"a village and a parish" (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")|
|Administrative units:||Hemingford Grey CP/AP St Ives PLU/RegD Huntingdonshire AncC|
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