Huntingdonshire County Council
Founded1 April 1889
Disbanded1 April 1965
Succeeded byHuntingdon and Peterborough County Council
Meeting place
Walden House, Huntingdon

Huntingdonshire County Council was the county council of Huntingdonshire in the east of England. It came into its powers on 1 April 1889 and was abolished on 1 April 1965.[1] It was amalgamated with Soke of Peterborough County Council to form Huntingdon and Peterborough County Council in 1965.[2]


Council meetings were held at Huntingdon Town Hall, which was also known as the Shire Hall.[3][4] The council's staff were based at a variety of premises, including several converted old houses on the west side of Market Hill in Huntingdon, including Walden House, Wycombe (or Wykenham) House, and Gazeley House.[5] In 1945 the council also converted the old Huntingdon Grammar School buildings on Grammar School Walk to be additional offices, renaming it the County Buildings.[6] Planning permission was granted for a purpose-built county hall on the old grammar school playing fields in 1957, but the scheme was not pursued.[7][8]


  1. ^ "The Assizes Order 1965". Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  2. ^ The Huntingdon and Peterborough Order 1964 (SI 1964/367), see Local Government Commission for England (1958–1967), Report and Proposals for the East Midlands General Review Area (Report No.3), 31 July 1961 and Report and Proposals for the Lincolnshire and East Anglia General Review Area (Report No.9), 7 May 1965
  3. ^ "Hunts County Council: First meeting". Peterborough Standard. 6 April 1889. p. 6. Retrieved 13 October 2022. The first meeting of the Huntingdonshire County Council took place at three o'clock p.m. on Monday, at the Shire Hall...
  4. ^ "Hunts rate goes up by sixpence". Peterborough Standard. 10 March 1939. p. 11. Retrieved 13 October 2022. ...was adopted by Hunts County Council at its annual meeting at the Shire Hall on Wednesday...
  5. ^ "Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire". 1928. p. 6. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  6. ^ "School as offices". Peterborough Standard. 20 July 1945. p. 3. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  7. ^ "Outline go-ahead on new buildings". Peterborough Advertiser. 15 November 1957. p. 8. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  8. ^ Hall, C. B. (1959). "Huntingdon and its region: a study of urban settlement in an agricultural region" (PDF). Durham theses. Durham University. pp. 51–54. Retrieved 13 October 2022.