Welcome to Woodwalton and Church End

The main road and the village green of Woodwalton in Huntingdonshire
The main road and the village green of Woodwalton, Huntingdonshire

 

The village and parish of Woodwalton and Church End in Huntingdonshire.

Woodwalton has a long history. A considerable hoard of Roman coins were found here. At Church End are the scant remains of Woodwalton Castle, a Norman Motte and Bailey castle within a moat and earthen ramparts. The village is set around a green upon which a cross once stood, only the base remains next to the War Memorial. The Manor House, Abbey Farm and Red House Farm are all 17th century.

Woodwalton Fen, occupying about 114 acres in the north east of the parish, was scheduled as a National Nature Reserve (NNR) in 1954. For the previous 35 years it had been maintained as a nature reserve by the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves. The is one of the few fens of East Anglia which still retain their original character although the drainage of the surrounding land has greatly lowered the water level. This fen is well know as the place where the extinct large copper butterfly has been successfully reintroduced from Holland. Many rare insect, birds and aquatic plants are found here. (PLEASE NOTE: Public access the nature reserve is via Ramsey Heights.).

The church dedicated to St Andrew, is located in a field about a mile from the village, it dates mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries but has been considerably restored, a process which is still ongoing today. Fragments of beautiful glass in the chancel windows is of the 14th century.

Woodwalton and Church End 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 Woodwalton and Church End

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 St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 21/07/2018 at The Pavement

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

More forthcoming events in Woodwalton and Church End

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