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Elton Hall and its Gardens at Elton in Huntingdonshire

Elton Hall and its Gardens at Elton in Huntingdonshire

 

Aethelington, Aeilington (10th century); Adelintune (11th century); Aethelyngtone, Ailincton, Adelington (12th century); Aylington, Alyngton (13th century); Aylton (16th century). and Elton (Modern).

The village of Elton is located about eight miles to the south west of Peterborough. Elton was purchased in the time of King Canute from its Danish lord by Athelric, Bishop of Dorchester, who gave it to the Abbey of Ramsey, by whom it was held until the Dissolution. More Historical Notes about Elton

Elton Hall was anciently the seat of the Sapcotes, the first of whom to reside here was Richard Sapcote, Knight, who died in 1477. About the year 1600 the family ended in three heiresses, and a few years later the Hall was purchased by Sir Peter Proby, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1622, whose great grandson, Sir John Proby, was created Earl Carysfort in 1789. On the death of William Proby, 5th Earl the titles became extinct however descendants of the family still reside at Elton Hall which also contains a magnificent library of early printed books.

Elton Rectory dates in part from Elizabethan times; an old gateway leading to the offices was brought from Warmington and re-built here by the Rev. P.C. Claughton, Rector 1845 – 1860 afterwards Bishop of St Helena.

Elton is one of the parishes of the District of Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is Huntingdon, the other principle towns being St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of Godmanchester and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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What's HOT in the District?

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Boxworth End Swavesey, on sale at Homequest in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

 

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4 Bed House
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Large Garden
Garage Parking 

 

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Ramsey Rural Museum

We welcome Ramsey Rural Museum as new members of the Huntingdonshire websites. We look forward to working with Clive and his team to add further information about the Ramsey Rural Museum over the coming weeks.

The museum will be participating, along with numerous other locations, in the Ramsey Heritage Open Day on 14th September. Please follow the links for more information

News Date: 27/08/2014 10:55

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Change of October Demonstration

Unfortunately Frank Boddy will not be able to attend to give a cooking demonstration at our meeting in October as planned, but we hope to be able to substitute with something similar.
Check out our facebook page for details.

News Date: 26/08/2014 19:12

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Are you organising an event in Elton?

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Forthcoming Events in or around Elton

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Out of Town Event

Into the Wild at Ouse Fen

Event venue - Ouse Fen Nature Reserve (West)

From 03/09/2014 17:00 until 03/09/2014 19:30

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Out of Town Event

Life in March in the Year of the Three Kings

Event venue - March Library

From 03/09/2014 19:00 until 03/09/2014 21:00

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Out of Town Event

Screen St Ives Film Show. 12 Years A Slave

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 05/09/2014 19:30 until 05/09/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Pidley International Teddy Bear Freefall Comp

Event venue - Lakeside Lodge Golf Course

From 06/09/2014 10:00 until 06/09/2014 12:30

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Out of Town Event

Railway Open Garden

Event venue - Model Railway Exhibition Location

From 07/09/2014 14:00 until 07/09/2014 17:00

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More forthcoming events in Elton
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THINK ELTON AND BEYOND!

This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.

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If you have run a business or local organisation in Elton then follow the link below to see what membership can do to spread the message of your services, products, news and events across the district.

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This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Little Paxton