Welcome to Great Staughton

including Staughton Highway, Staughton Green and Dillington

The bridge over the River Kym at Great Staughton in Huntingdonshire
The bridge over the River Kym at Great Staughton

 

The village and parish of Great Staughton in Huntingdonshire.

In Great Staughton the little Kym flows by its old houses. Place House stands behind a grand old wall, with its tiled barns and 16th century timbers. Gaynes Hall is 17th century, with many beautiful doors and the remains of a medieval stone figure of an abbot in its garden; Staughton House, once a rectory manor and home to the Baldwins, was in a park of 500 acres. The great house Staughton Manor is no more; its double moat now encircles a farmhouse. It was th home fo the Wautons, one of whom signed the death warrant of Charles Stuart and escaped vengeance by feeing to Holland where he became a gardener. In the village is a 17th century cross with a sundial.

The massive church tower in Great Staughton is over 400 years old and has quaint faces keeping watch. Up in its belfry a man and a boy were once killed by lightning. A tablet in the tower records the event.

The chancel is 13th century, the aisles, parapets and porch 14th, and the clerestory and chancel arch 15th. Men, women, angels, and grotesques hold up the roof of the nave, and looking down on the chancel is an angel with a chalice. The 14th century font has traces of painting; it has been rescued from under the floor of the south aisle.

There is a fine ring of six bells in the tower of Great Staughton church. One of them is medieval and at least 100 years older than the tower itself, and above the chancel arch a sanctus bell still hangs in its cot, one of the few left in the country. The silver communion plate was given to Great Staughton church by Christopher Walters in 1750 in memory of his wife.

Great Staughton 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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Forthcoming Events in or around Great Staughton

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 16/12/2017 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 21:00 on Monday 18/12/2017 at Free Church (United Reformed)

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 23/12/2017 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 12:00 until 16:45 on Saturday 14/07/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

More forthcoming events in Great Staughton

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