Welcome to Alconbury Weston

The ford in the village of Alconbury Weston in Huntingdonshire
The Ford in the village of of Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire

The village and parish of Alconbury Weston in Huntingdonshire.

The brook at Alconbury Weston flows across the green and through the middle of the hamlet, stone work from the old bridge was said to have come from the Coppingford's medieval church but that has since been replaced by a modern steel and concrete bridge that has no character at all.

The hamlet at Alconbury Weston has a few 17th century cottages, and a we moat in Hermitage Wood, but it has no church, its people walking across the meadows to the church in Alconbury.

A mile away the Great North Road joins the old Roman Rod of Ermine Street at Alconbury Hill, where there is a high and beautiful milestone crowned with a finial and railed around. On this hill stood the gibbet on which James Matcham was hanged. It is a name that everyone here once knew, for it comes from a story which began in Alconbury, Became a legend of Salisbury Plain and even found its way into the Ingoldsby Legends.

Alconbury Weston 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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