Kimbolton in Cambridgeshire

The ancient villages of Kimbolton and Stonely in Huntingdonshire

Welcome to Kimbolton and Stonely

The High Street in Kimbolton looking towards Kimbolton Castle

The High Street in Kimbolton

 

Chenebalton (11th century); Chenebolton (12th century); Kenebalton (12th-13th century); Kenebaulton (13th century); Kembauton (14th century); Kymbalton (14th-17th century); Kymbolton, Kimoltoun, Guimolton, Quybolton (16th century) and Kimbolton (Modern).

Stanlegh, Staynley (13th century); Stonle (13th-16th century); Stoneley (16th-17th century) and Stonely (Modern).

Kimbolton, before the Conquest, was the property of Earl Harold. King William I gave it to William de Warren; but a little later he conferred it upon William de Mandeville. From the Mandevilles it passed by heir-ship through the families of Bohun and Stafford to Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, who was beheaded by King Henry VIII, and his estates forfeited. Kimbolton was thereupon given to Sir Richard Wingfield who had married, as his first wife, the widow of the previous Duke. Sir James Wingfield, fourth in descent from Sir Richard, sold Kimbolton to Sir Henry Montagu, who was created Earl of Manchester in 1626, and whose successor, the Duke of Manchester, was the owner in 1910.

Kimbolton may be the smallest town in the District of Huntingdonshire but it by far the prettiest, being situated in a wooded valley on the River Till or Kim. The picturesque Market Place, dominated by the Castle Gatehouse, is bordered with interesting 17th and 18th century houses, at the end of which is the stately church. Close by, down a back lane, is a Moravian church.

Here is Kimbolton Castle, a large 18th century building now converted into a school. Kimbolton Castle, once the seat of the Duke of Manchester, was a stronghold in very early times. It became the place of retirement of Queen Katherine of Aragon after her divorce, and here she died on January 8th 1536. Henry 1st Earl of Manchester, made considerable alterations to the house, but it was almost entirely re-built by Charles 4th Earl and 1st Duke of Manchester. In the early 20th century it was occupied by Lord Charles Montagu uncle of the Duke.

At Stonely, a nearby hamlet, are some scanty remains of an Augustinian Priory.

Kimbolton and Stonely 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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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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Huntingdonshire Updates

Too wet to go out most of the time so we have had a busy weekend and updated the websites for Brampton, Alconbury, Wyton, Abbots Ripton and Wennington, Barham and Woolley, Broughton, Buckden, Buckworth and Conington.

Also finished the first round of updates to the central www.huntingdonshire.info hub. The next job here is to add lot of new fetures some of which we have started on already including adding our Facebook page to the site; https://www.facebook.com/huntingdonshire.info

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Book a Part Time Course with ACL

Event venue - St Ivo School

From 21/07/2014 10:00 until 23/07/2014 14:00

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Connections Youth Bus

Event venue - Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

From 24/07/2014 19:00 until 24/07/2014 21:00

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

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