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Elton Hall and its Gardens at Elton in Huntingdonshire
Elton Hall and its Gardens at Elton, 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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I have added in the new store for Mountain Warehouse in St Ives and they are very welcome in the town too filling the space left vacant by the sad loss of New Look after many years.

I'll put up a picture of Mountain Warehouse's new store once they have the redecoration complete and it's a nice enough day for me to venture out to do it.

News Date: 01/11/2018 08:21

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Forthcoming Events in or around Elton

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An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 17/11/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 24/11/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 01/12/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 08/12/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 13:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 08/12/2018 at Church of St James (Little Paxton)

More forthcoming events in Elton

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