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St Peter's, Kings Ripton
Kings Ripton shown within Cambridgeshire
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Kings Ripton (traditionally King's Ripton) is a village and civil parish in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England, and is located 3.5 miles (6 km) NNE of Huntingdon. The village is within the Upwood and The Raveleys ward of Huntingdonshire District Council. Kings Ripton is located with the parliamentary constituency of North West Cambridgeshire.
Forming part of the parish of neighbouring Hartford at the time of the Domesday Book, in a suit of 1276 the king claimed the area as the demesne of the Crown and was known for a while as Ripton Regis, a hamlet of Hartford. The prefix "King's" is used to distinguish it from neighbouring Abbots Ripton, which was at one time owned by Ramsey Abbey. The manor is currently owned by Magdalene College, Cambridge.
The early Quaker leader James Nayler was buried on 21 October 1660 "in Thomas Parnell's burying-ground at King's Ripton." According to the village's website "There is also a Quakers Burial ground to the rear of ‘Quakers Rest’ on Ramsey Road."
The parish church of St Peter dates from the 13th century, with extensions over the following 300 years. There was a church on the site at the time of the Norman Conquest though no trace remains of the original building.
The ornamented square font dates from the 12th century.
- 'Parishes: King's Ripton', A History of the County of Huntingdon 2. Victoria County History. 1932. pp. 207–210.
- Braithwaite's Beginnings of Quakerism (1911), p. 275.
- About Kings Ripton.
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