Welcome to Brampton

The Brampton Sign at the north end of the High Street
The Village Sign at the north end of the High Street at Brampton, Huntingdonshire

 

Brantune (11th century); Brantone, Bramtone (12th century); Braunton, Brampton (13th century and today)

The parish of Brampton extends westwards from its boundary with the towns of Huntingdon and Godmanchester and takes in the loop formed by the River Great Ouse south of Huntingdon and is bounded to the north by Alconbury Brook. Nuns Bridge across this small river flowing from Hinchingbrooke Park, has been listed by English Heritage being of architectural interest and traffic to and from Huntingdon has been re-routed over a new bridge adjacent to it. There is an interesting 18th century stone obelisk at the roundabout in the centre of the village directing travellers to Thrapston and Buckden.

Brampton Park and the Manor House were both rebuilt at the beginning of the last century. The Black Bull Public House is over 300 years old. There are picturesque cottages in the parish, also an ancient watermill which is now a restaurant. Of particular celebrity is the 17th century Pepys House, originally owned by an uncle of Samuel Pepys and later by the famous diarist himself who makes numerous charming and quaint references to his visits to Brampton.

The parish church is a splendid building exhibiting successive architectural periods. In the late 13th century chancel is a beautiful modern floor copied from one in Ypres Cathedral. Three handsome medieval stalls have well carved misereres. The altar rails date from the 17th century. Above the aisles and the clerestory of the Perpendicular nave are fine contemporary timbered roofs resting upon stone corbels. The oaken chancel screen is 14th century, as is the font. Excellent modern screen work encloses the Sandwich chapel.

Exterior features of interest include the rather unusually built north porch and the fine western 'Gothic' tower which has stepped buttresses, pinnacles and battlements, and dates from 1635.

Brampton 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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Replacing the Maps

Further to my earlier post regarding our use of Google Maps and Google's decision to charge us, and every one else who uses them, I have now replaced the maps on our five town websites with those supplied by Open Street Map. As it turns out I think they are better quality maps too.

Once the code settles down and I am convinced I don't have hidden gremlins in it I will roll the new maps to the remaining Hunts Web village and parish websites.

News Date: 12/10/2018 15:44

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Michaelmas Fair

Yes, this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; the 8th, 9th and 10th October, it is time again for the huge Michaelmas Fair in St Ives. Come along and have some fun.

News Date: 06/10/2018 17:53

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Google Maps

It seems like Google wants us to pay to be able to use their maps but that is not going to happen, they are wealthy enough as it is. So over this autumn we will be replacing the Google Maps on the Huntingdonshire websites with a new map service.

We are currently in the process of adding these new maps to our large, sister site, the British Towns Network and they are working very well indeed.

In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience.

UPDATE Monday 8th - The prototypes of the new maps are now functional on the St Ives Town Website.

News Date: 05/10/2018 13:10

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Forthcoming Events in or around Brampton

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 Village' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

If you are organising an event anywhere if Huntingdonshire then follow this link for information on how to add a new event and advertise your event on over 50 websites

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 20/10/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 21:45 on Friday 26/10/2018 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 27/10/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 03/11/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 10/11/2018 at St Neots Market Place

More forthcoming events in Brampton

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