Place:


Hinchinbrook  Huntingdonshire

 

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

HINCHINBROOK, an extra-parochial tract in the district and county of Huntingdon; on Alconbury brook, ½ a mile W of Huntingdon. A small Benedictine nunnery was founded here by William the Conqueror; and given, at the dissolution, to the Cromwells. A noble mansion was built here by Sir He ...


nry Cromwell, " the golden knight; '' gave entertainment, in his time, to Queen Elizabeth, on her return from Cambridge; gave entertainment also, in the time of Sir Oliver Cromwell, uncle of the Protector, to James I., on his way from Scotland to the English throne; passed to the Montagues; belongs now to the Earl of Sandwich; and gives him the title of Viscount.

Hinchinbrook through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21464

Date accessed: 21st June 2024


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