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Village

Fenstanton

Fenstanton

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Fenstanton

Address

Huntingdon,
Cambridgeshire,
PE28 9JW

Details

South from St. Ives across the water meadows of the river, The Great Ouse, Fenstanton is a large and still growing village on the Cambridge Road.
Although extended by much modern housing, Fenstanton retains buildings of the Stuart and Georgian periods. On one of its four Greens is the ancient village "lock-up", a 17th Century structure with a clock on the east wall.
The medieval church has a fine 14th Century chancel, on the north wall of which is an impressive memorial to Capability Brown and his family, he and his wife being buried in the churchyard. He was Lord of the Manor of Fenstanton and Hilton.
A famous native of Fenstanton was John Howland, one of the Pilgrim Fathers and from America came visitors who have given the church a bell in his memory.
Around the village are well maintained and well used public footpaths into the countryside.

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Map reference: TL 318687  Lat: 52.30060 Long: -0.06853