Kelly’s Directory of Huntingdonshire 1914






Kelly’s 1914 trade directory covering local history, private residents, trades and professions in Huntingdonshire towns and villages plus advertisements. 241 pages in searchable PDF

Shows a sleepy county oblivious to the impending outbreak of World War One – before lives were to be changed forever and massive societal upheaval was to occur.

The area corresponding to modern Huntingdonshire was first delimited in Anglo-Saxon times, and the modern boundaries have remained largely unchanged since the 10th century, although it lost its county status in 1974. On his accession in 1154 Henry II declared all Huntingdonshire a forest. In the late 1780s a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the condition of forests and to identify those surviving; it did not find Huntingdonshire among the few survivors.

In 1889, under the Local Government Act 1888 Huntingdonshire became an administrative county, with the new County Council taking over administrative functions from the Quarter Sessions. [Wikipedia]

The places include; Abbots Ripton, Abbotsley, Agden Green, Alconbury, Alconbury Weston, Alwalton, Alwalton Castle, Barham, Bluntisham, Bottlebridge, Boughton, Brampton, Brington, Bromeswold, Broughton, Buckden, Buckworth, Bulwarks, Bury, Bythorn, Caldecot, Caldecote, Catworth, Chesterton, Church Acre, Colne, Connington, Coppingford, Covington, Denton, Diddington, Dillington, Durolipons, Earith, East Perry, Easton, Copmanford, Ellington, Elton, Eynesbury, Eynesbury Hardwicke, Farcet, Farcet Fen, Fenstanton, Fenton, Fletton, Folksworth, Forty Foot Bridge, Gidding-Great, Gidding-Little, Glatton, Godmanchester, Grafham or Graffham, Gransden-Great, Great Gidding, Great Gransden, Great Paxton, Great Raveley, Great Staughton, Great Staughton Moor, Great Stukeley, Great Whyte, Haddon, Hail Weston, Hamerton, Hardwick, Hartford, Hemingford Abbots, Hemingford Grey, Hern Drove, Higney, Hilton, Holme, Holywell-cum-Needingworth, Horsley Grange, Houghton, Huntingdon, Hurst-Old, Keyston, Kimbolton, King’s Ripton, Leighton Bromswold, Little Catworth, Little Gidding, Little Paxton, Little Raveley, Little Stukeley, Long Stow, Luddington (Northants), Lutton (Northants), Middlemoor, Midloe, Molesworth, Monks Hardwick, Morborne, Needingworth, New Fletton, New Town, Newtown, Norman Cross, Offord Cluny, Offord d’Arcy, Old Hurst, Old Weston, Overton Longueville, Overton Waterville, Orton, Papworth St. Agnes (Cambs), Paxton-Great, Paxton-Little, Perry-East, Perry-West, Pidley-cum-Fenton, Pond’s Bridge, Port Holme, Ramsey, Ramsey Aits, Ramsey Hollow, Ramsey St Mary’s, Raveley-Great, Raveley-Little, Ripton Regis, St Botolph’s Bridge, St Ives, St Neots, Sapley, Sawtry, Sibson, Somersham, Southoe, Spaldwick, Stanground, Staughton-Great, Staughton Moor, Steeple Gidding, Stibbington, Stilton, Stilton Fen, Stonely, Stow Longa, Stukeley-Great, Stukeley-Little, Swineshead (Beds), Tetworth, Thurning (Northants), Tilbrook, Toseland, Ugg Mere, Upthorpe, Upton, Upwood, Wansford, Warboys, Waresley, Washingley, Water Newton, Weald, Wennington, West Perry, Weston-Hail, Weston-Old, Whyte-Great, Wintringham, Winwick, Wistow, Witton, Woodhurst, Wood Walton, Woolley, Woodston, Wornditch, Wyton, Yaxley, Yelling