Conington  Huntingdonshire


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

CONINGTON, a parish in the district and county of Huntingdon; near Ermine-street, 2¼ miles SW of Holm e r. station, and 2½ SSE of Stilton. It has a post office under Peterborough. Acres, 3, 089. Real property, £4, 740. Pop., 301. Houses, 57. The property is all in one estate. ...

The manor belonged, in the time of Canute, to Torquil the Dane; was given, at the Conquest, to Waltheof, the Conqueror's nephew; and passed to David I., Earl of Huntingdon, the Bruces, the Wesenhams, and Cotton the antiquary. Conington House, a castellated mansion, is the seat of J. Heathcote, Esq. Conington fen is a drained tract in the east; and Conington round hill is one of the wonders of the county. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £508. Patron, J. Heathcote, Esq. The church is later English; has two chapels, a Norman font, a tablet to Prince David, and monuments of the Cottons; and is very good. Charities, £15.

Conington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th April 2020

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