In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described St Neots like this:
St Neot's, market town and par. with ry. sta., Huntingdonshire, on river Ouse, 8 miles SW. of Huntingdon and 52 N. of London - par., 4750 ac., pop. 3136; town (comprising parts of Eynesbury and St Neot's pars.), pop. 4261; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. At Eynesbury, which occupies the site of a Roman station, are the remains of a Benedictine monastery (974), which became connected with St Neot, the recluse, by the conveyance to it of his relics from Cornwall. St Neot's has a spacious market-place, a large iron foundry, and extensive papermills.
St Neots is now part of Huntingdonshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Huntingdonshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about St Neots itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Neots in Huntingdonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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