Events in Leighton Bromswold

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A look down the Avenue, the main street, in Leighton Bromswold, Huntingdonshire
A look down the Avenue in Leighton Bromswold, Huntingdonshire

 

Lecton (11th century); Leghton, Leghton upon Brouneswold (Brunneswold) (14th century) and Leighton Bromswold (Modern).

Leighton Bromswold extends southwards from the Fay Way and Salome Wood to the Ellington Brook and the main Kettering Road. The village, on a ridge between two valleys, has attractive old cottages set amidst a splendid avenue of trees. Sir Gervase Clifton commenced to build a castellated manor house here in 1616 but completed only the gatehouse. This brick building, with corner towers is still approached ny a bridge across a moat.

Leighton Bromswold was the first living of the poet, George Herbert. At that time the 13th century church was in a ruinous state. He never resided here, nor it is said, ever came here; yet, with great zeal, he had the church rebuilt and furnished under the care of his friend, Nicholas Ferrar, of Little Gidding.

Much of his early 17th century work on the Church of St Mary the Virgin still remains including the altar, nave seating and two oaken pulpits with sounding boards, one of these actually being a reading desk, for he affirmed that prayer and preaching were of equal importance, Alabaster tombs with effigies of Sit Robert Tyrwhitt (1572), his wife and his daughter should be noticed; also the screen, a Jacobean chest and a font made from a 13th century stone of the original church.

Leighton Bromswold 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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FLOOD WARNINGS 15/10/14

Warnings still in force for Ellington, Hamerton and the Alconburys. River level still rising slowly at Brampton. More rain forecast so keep an eye on the Environment Agency infromation. Follow the link below...

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Forthcoming Events in or around Leighton Bromswold

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An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 14:30 until 16:30 on Thursday 30/10/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 16:00 until 19:00 on Friday 31/10/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 10:00 until 14:30 on Saturday 01/11/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 14:30 until 17:00 on Saturday 01/11/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 22:00 on Saturday 01/11/2014 at Corn Exchange

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