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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Ramsey Rural Museum

We welcome Ramsey Rural Museum as new members of the Huntingdonshire websites. We look forward to working with Clive and his team to add further information about the Ramsey Rural Museum over the coming weeks.

The museum will be participating, along with numerous other locations, in the Ramsey Heritage Open Day on 14th September. Please follow the links for more information

News Date: 27/08/2014 10:55

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Change of October Demonstration

Unfortunately Frank Boddy will not be able to attend to give a cooking demonstration at our meeting in October as planned, but we hope to be able to substitute with something similar.
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News Date: 26/08/2014 19:12

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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

Into the Wild at Ouse Fen

Event venue - Ouse Fen Nature Reserve (West)

From 03/09/2014 17:00 until 03/09/2014 19:30

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Out of Town Event

Life in March in the Year of the Three Kings

Event venue - March Library

From 03/09/2014 19:00 until 03/09/2014 21:00

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Out of Town Event

Screen St Ives Film Show. 12 Years A Slave

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 05/09/2014 19:30 until 05/09/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Pidley International Teddy Bear Freefall Comp

Event venue - Lakeside Lodge Golf Course

From 06/09/2014 10:00 until 06/09/2014 12:30

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Out of Town Event

Railway Open Garden

Event venue - Model Railway Exhibition Location

From 07/09/2014 14:00 until 07/09/2014 17:00

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THINK KIMBOLTON AND STONELY AND BEYOND!

This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.

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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