Welcome to Holywell-cum-Needingworth

 

  • Haliewell (11th century);

  • Halywell (13th century);

  • Holliwell cum Needingworth (17th century);

  • Nidingworth (13th century.);

  • Niddyngworth (14th century) and

  • Holywell-cum-Needingworth (Modern)

 

The original village of Holywell developed from Roman times onwards as a ring village on the banks of the River Great Ouse at a crossing place to the village of Over. Being slightly off the beaten track additional houses were built where the lane to the village joins with the main road between St Ives and Earith. Because of the additional trade resulting from this new location the number of houses in the new village quickly exceeded that of Holywell and the new daughter village of Needingworth was born.

Holywell and Needingworth Village Sign

Holywell and Needingworth Village Sign

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Holywell Croft is a modern building (1910) standing on the site of some buildings connected with the old religious houses, on one parish map the one of the gardens is still called the Abbot’s Garden. The village of Holywell is of quite an old world character, and doubtless in the time of Hereward the Wake and prior to the opening of the railway, occupied an important place on the river Ouse, which was the high waterway from Lynn to the Midland Counties. The neighbourhood is full of antiquarian interest, and close at hand is Moynes Hall, which probably had some connection with Sir William le Moygne, who possessed Sawtry in 1404. There are still portions of what might have been a moat round the hall.

Holywell-cum-Needingworth 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 and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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St Ives Carnival

We all had a great day at St Ives Carnival yesterday. The parade from the town centre was very well attended and it took ages for the many floats to pass by on their way to the park. During the afternoon the entertainments were great culminating with the talented Chloe and the Huntingdon Concert Band. The day ended with a fabulous Firework display.

The organisers and their numerous helpers should be proud of their enthusiasm and achievement in putting on a brilliant show.

If you missed yesterday then you really did miss out but you can make it up to yourself and attend the Music Festival in the park today from noon until around nine this evening.

Don't forget it's the Huntingdon Carnival in a few weeks too

News Date: 15/07/2018 10:20

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Forthcoming Events in or around Holywell-cum-Needingworth

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 Parish' 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 Parish' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 21/07/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Parish' event in Little Paxton

On 26/07/2018 19:00 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

An 'Out of Parish' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 28/07/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Parish' event in Little Paxton

From 10:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 01/08/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

An 'Out of Parish' event in Little Paxton

From 19:00 until 21:00 on Thursday 02/08/2018 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

More forthcoming events in Holywell-cum-Needingworth

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