Hamerton and Steeple Gidding

The ancient villages of Hamerton and Steeple Gidding in Huntingdonshire

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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 are 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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Out of the Parish Event

Belly Dancing

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 23/04/2014 19:00 until 04/06/2014 20:30

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Darby and Joan Club

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 24/04/2014 14:30 until 24/04/2014 16:30

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Plant Sale with Photographic Display

Event venue - Church of St James (Little Paxton)

From 26/04/2014 11:00 until 27/04/2014 16:00

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Screen St Ives PHILOMENA

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 02/05/2014 19:30 until 02/05/2014 22:30

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Saints Crafters Art & Craft Fair

Event venue - Free Church (United Reformed)

From 03/05/2014 09:30 until 03/05/2014 16:00

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