Catalogue description Huntingdon Borough

This record is held by Huntingdonshire Archives

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Title: Huntingdon Borough

The Record Office has a very large collection of borough records, including many of the original charters, the court order and minute books, burgess rolls and charity accounts.




Minute book 1765-8 H/B10 Available on microfilm


Minute book 1776 Box 15 Available on microfilm


Minute book 1788-1817 Box 15 Available on microfilm


Minute book 1817-36 H/B12 Available on microfilm


Papers 1812 Box 21 Available on microfilm


Papers 1823-36 Box 21 Available on microfilm


Papers 1838-39 Box 21 Available on microfilm


Sessions Book 1754 Box 13/19 Available on microfilm

Date: 1205 - 1964
Related material:

See also: Godmanchester Borough; Huntingdon and Godmanchester Borough; Local Government


For more details of the pre-1835 records, please consult the Huntingdon Borough catalogue in the searchroom. For details of records 1835-1961, please consult catalogue number 14: Local Authorities. A list of agreements etc relating to borough property and to the provision of public utilities is available in catalogue number 13: Official Collections, accession 3076.

Held by: Huntingdonshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Huntingdon Borough, Cambridgeshire

Physical description: 5 series
Access conditions:

The original charters are not normally available for public inspection: however, we have photographs of them, with translations, so please ask a member of staff if you wish to see these.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 837: Box 15 - Box 26 Envelope 3


Accession 917: Box 26 Envelope 4 - 7


Accession 933: Box 26 Envelope 8 - 13


Accession 926: Box 26 Envelope 14 - 27


Accession 1766: Box 27


Accession 1777: Box 28 and Envelope 28/1


Accession 1317: Envelope 28/2

Publication note:

The texts of some of the charters were reprinted in Edward Griffiths A Collection of Ancient Records relating to the Borough of Huntingdon (London 1827). Philip Dickinson wrote a brief leaflet on the charters in 1955, The Royal Charters of Huntingdon.

  • Huntingdon Corporation, Cambridgeshire
  • Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Administrative / biographical background:

Huntingdon was an ancient borough. Its rights and privileges were confirmed by King John in his charter of 7 August 1205 (the oldest surviving document at the Record Office). In 1484 the borough was 'incorporated,' which meant that the town now had its own legal identity, giving it the right to sue or be sued in legal cases, and granting the use of a Common Seal for attesting official documents. Charles I granted an entirely new charter on 15 July 1630, which remained in force until 1835, when the old town corporation was replaced by an elected council. This council was itself abolished in 1961, and was replaced by Huntingdon and Godmanchester Borough Council.

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