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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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Forthcoming Events in or around Elton

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Out of Town Event

Book a Part Time Course with ACL

Event venue - St Ivo School

From 15/09/2014 10:00 until 19/09/2014 14:00

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Out of Town Event

Wide Glide Band Ceilidh

Event venue - Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

From 19/09/2014 19:30 until 19/09/2014 21:30

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Out of Town Event

Gift and Craft Fair

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 20/09/2014 09:30 until 20/09/2014 15:00

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Out of Town Event

Wedding Fayre

Event venue - Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

From 20/09/2014 10:00 until 20/09/2014 16:00

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Out of Town Event

British Legion Commemoration of WW1

Event venue - Colne Community Hall

From 20/09/2014 15:30 until 20/09/2014 18:30

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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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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