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

 

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TAH-DAH

That's it the last of our Huntingdonshire websites upgraded to HTML5. They have all had new things added to make the sites more mobile and touch screen friendly including the addition of our @HuntsWeb Twitter feed which replaces the old Site News.

Now to add some really new things but more of that in a few days...

News Date: 31/07/2014 10:04

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More sites updated finishing on Warboys

The penultimate block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Southoe and Midloe, Spaldwick, Stilton, the Stukeleys, Tilbrook, Upwood and finishing this time with Warboys.

Only a couple of sites left to do, then we can get on with implementing some new ideas

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More sites updated finishing on Sawtry

Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Kings Ripton, Leighton Bromswold, Oldhurst, Perry, Pidley and Fenton and finishing today with Sawtry. Nearly done now with just 10 still to do.

We hope you all have a good weekend...

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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

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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Out of Town Event

Connections Youth Bus

Event venue - Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

From 31/07/2014 19:00 until 31/07/2014 21:00

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Out of Town Event

Screen St Ives WADJDA

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 01/08/2014 19:30 until 01/08/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque

Event venue - The Green @ Samuel Jones Crescent

From 04/08/2014 11:00 until 04/08/2014 11:30

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Out of Town Event

Into the Wild at Ouse Fen

Event venue - Ouse Fen Nature Reserve (West)

From 05/08/2014 09:00 until 05/08/2014 11:30

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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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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