Yaxley  Huntingdonshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Yaxley like this:

YAXLEY, a village and a parish in the district of Peterborough and county of Huntingdon. The village stands 3 miles NNW of Holme r. station, and 4¾ S by W of Peterborough; was known at Domesday as Yakesley; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Peterborough, and a fair on Holy Thursday. ...

The parish comprises 4,290 acres. Real property, £8,682. Pop., 1,411. Houses, 287. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value £177.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early and later English, and has a handsome spire. There are three dissenting chapels, and an endowed school with £70 a year. Dr. O. Gregory was a native.

Yaxley through time

Yaxley is now part of Huntingdonshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Huntingdonshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Yaxley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Yaxley in Huntingdonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th September 2019

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