Hemingford Grey  Huntingdonshire


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

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.

Hemingford Grey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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