The Civic History of Godmanchester

Listed below you will find listed in chronological order the major historical civic and manorial events of Godmanchester;

Year Civic Event

1086

Godmanchester appears in the Domesday Book and was largely owned by the King

1212

Royal Charter granting the Manorial Rights of the town to the freemen of the manor

1604

First Charter of Incorporation granted by James I and Godmanchester becomes a Free Borough

1835

The Municipal Corporations Act confirms Godmanchester's status as a Borough

1961

Creation of the joint Borough of Huntingdon and Godmanchester

1963

Borough of Huntingdon and Godmanchester granted Arms (Armorial Bearings)

1974

Borough of Huntingdon and Godmanchester abolished by the Local Government Act 1972. Godmanchester becomes a Civil Parish with the status of a Town.

1982

Creation of Godmanchester Town Council