Welcome to Hamerton and Steeple Gidding

Sawpit Lane just before the Old School House on the right in the village of Hamerton
Sawpit Lane in Hamerton, Huntingdonshire

 

Hambertune (11th Century); Hamertun (12th Century) and Hamerton (Modern)

Hamerton extends from Salome Wood, on the Fay Way, to the Alconbury Brook. In the village are picturesque, colour washed old cottages with characteristic steep gables, dormers and thatched roofs. The bridge across the little river rests upon 17th century masonry. There is a moated site near the old Rectory. Manor Farm, Grange Farm and Rookery Farm are fine old period houses.

Redinges (11th Century); Giddingges, Giddinge (12th Century); Stepel Geddynge (14th Century); Gyedyng, Giddynge Abbatis (15th Century) and Steeple Gidding (Modern)

Steeple Gidding stands on rising ground near the Alconbury Brook. Only grassy mounds and fish ponds mark the site of the medieval hall. The parish church, dating mainly from the Decorated period has 12th century work in the south porch but has been considerably restored. The small spire,  from which the village takes its distinguishing name, rises from a tower which carries pre-Reformation bells and bears an incised consecration cross.

Although somewhat heavily restored, the Perpendicular church retains much interest and has a fine embattled tower with a peal of five old bells. Carvings to the roof should be noticed, also the rood loft doorways and stairs, and traces of medieval wall paintings.

Hamerton and Steeple Gidding 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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St Ives Carnival

We all had a great day at St Ives Carnival yesterday. The parade from the town centre was very well attended and it took ages for the many floats to pass by on their way to the park. During the afternoon the entertainments were great culminating with the talented Chloe and the Huntingdon Concert Band. The day ended with a fabulous Firework display.

The organisers and their numerous helpers should be proud of their enthusiasm and achievement in putting on a brilliant show.

If you missed yesterday then you really did miss out but you can make it up to yourself and attend the Music Festival in the park today from noon until around nine this evening.

Don't forget it's the Huntingdon Carnival in a few weeks too

News Date: 15/07/2018 10:20

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Forthcoming Events in or around Hamerton and Steeple Gidding

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Village' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

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An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

On 26/07/2018 19:00 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 28/07/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 10:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 01/08/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 19:00 until 21:00 on Thursday 02/08/2018 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 04/08/2018 at The Pavement

More forthcoming events in Hamerton and Steeple Gidding

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