Welcome to Elton

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?

The box below displays a random selection from the great deals, special offers and/or SALE items that are available from the site members but you may follow this link to view all the current what's HOT in the district.

What's HOT at Homequest

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

 

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Boxworth End Swavesey

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Village Location
4 Bed House
Unfurnished Property
Large Garden
Garage Parking 

 

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Latest Local News

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More sites updated finishing on Kimbolton

One more block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Glatton, Hail Weston, Hamerton and Steeple Gidding, Hemingford Abbots, Hemingford Grey, Hilton and finishing today with Kimbolton.

Way over halfway now with just 16 still to do...

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More sites updated finishing on Fenstanton

Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Diddington, the smallest parish in Huntingdonshire, Easton, Ellington, Elton and finishing today with Fenstanton.

Over halfway now with just 24 still to do...

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Adult Evening Classes

The Adult and Community Learning organisation based at St Ivo School is now taking bookings for the part time courses and adult evening classes commencing in September. If you would like more information contact Lizzie Burgess on 01480 495717 or follow the link below.

The next few days is your last chance to book a course until after the summer break. The office closes on Wednesday for the school holidays. Do it now!

News Date: 21/07/2014 14:30

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Are you organising an event in Elton?

If you are, then you may use the link just below and add the details directly into the Huntingdonshire Event Diary.

Forthcoming Events in or around Elton

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Out of Town Event

GRAND OPENING

Event venue - Janet Church Interiors - New Premises

From 26/07/2014 09:00 until 26/07/2014 17:00

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Out of Town Event

Auction of Antiques, Collectables & General Items

Event venue - Hyperion Auction Salerooms

From 26/07/2014 11:00 until 26/07/2014 17:00

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Out of Town Event

Houghton & Wyton Music Festival

Event venue - Playing Fields (Houghton)

From 26/07/2014 13:00 until 26/07/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Open Garden

Event venue - The Vicarage

From 27/07/2014 13:00 until 27/07/2014 16:00

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Out of Town Event

Summer Childrens Holiday Club

Event venue - New Street Baptist Church

From 28/07/2014 09:30 until 01/08/2014 12:00

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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.

Commercial site membership from £25 only per year

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.

Non-profit organisations - membership is FREE

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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