Welcome to Hamerton and Steeple Gidding

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

Sawpit Lane just before the Old School House on the right

 

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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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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Large Garden
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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 Hamerton and Steeple Gidding?

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 Hamerton and Steeple Gidding

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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 Hamerton and Steeple Gidding
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THINK HAMERTON AND STEEPLE GIDDING 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 Hamerton and Steeple Gidding 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 Hamerton