Welcome to Kimbolton

and the neighbouring hamlet of Stonely

The High Street in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, 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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What's HOT in the District?

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TAH-DAH

That's it the last of our Huntingdonshire websites upgraded to HTML5. They have all had new things added to make the sites more mobile and touch screen friendly including the addition of our @HuntsWeb Twitter feed which replaces the old Site News.

Now to add some really new things but more of that in a few days...

News Date: 31/07/2014 10:04

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More sites updated finishing on Warboys

The penultimate block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Southoe and Midloe, Spaldwick, Stilton, the Stukeleys, Tilbrook, Upwood and finishing this time with Warboys.

Only a couple of sites left to do, then we can get on with implementing some new ideas

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More sites updated finishing on Sawtry

Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Kings Ripton, Leighton Bromswold, Oldhurst, Perry, Pidley and Fenton and finishing today with Sawtry. Nearly done now with just 10 still to do.

We hope you all have a good weekend...

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Are you organising an event in Kimbolton and Stonely?

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Forthcoming Events in or around Kimbolton and Stonely

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Out of Town Event

Summer Childrens Holiday Club

Event venue - New Street Baptist Church

From 28/07/2014 09:30 until 01/08/2014 12:00

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Out of Town Event

Screen St Ives WADJDA

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 01/08/2014 19:30 until 01/08/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque

Event venue - The Green @ Samuel Jones Crescent

From 04/08/2014 11:00 until 04/08/2014 11:30

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Out of Town Event

Into the Wild at Ouse Fen

Event venue - Ouse Fen Nature Reserve (West)

From 05/08/2014 09:00 until 05/08/2014 11:30

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Blood Donor Session

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 05/08/2014 09:45 until 05/08/2014 16:15

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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

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