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  St. Neots Town Council | About | History
St Neots, far less ancient than Huntingdon and St Ives, is barely 1,000 years old although its parent settlement, Eynesbury, is steeped in antiquity, having been in the past both a Roman and an Anglo Saxon garrison or fort.
St Neots was a town of which developed and thrived within the ancient villages in this region, remaining from its tribal origins to the present century a border settlement.
St Neots was, of course, in the heart of Cromwell country and in general supported his cause, although it was said that the town had rather more Royalist sympathy than most in Huntingdonshire.
www.stneots-tc.gov.uk /content.php?page=history   (3623 words)

  St. Neots Parish Page
The parish of St. Neots originally formed part of Eynesbury but when, in 1113, the Priory of St Neots was given the whole Manor in which their Priory was situated (see - Church History), the monks formed their land and tenants into a separate township and the name "St Neots" was given to it.
The Urban District consisted of the the civil parish of St. Neots and the parish of Eynesbury, and the Rural District contained the remaining 2697 acres of land.
St Mary consists of a chancel with north chapel, modern north vestry, south chapel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower, and north and south porches.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/HUN/StNeots/index.html   (1165 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/History of St Neots
St Neots is a town in Cambridgeshire, England, which originally developed next to a mediaeval priory in the form of market stalls.
Following St Augustine's mission to Britain in 597 CE, a mother church was built in Eaton to serve as a focus for a large area on the west bank of the Great Ouse, while at Great Paxton on the east bank, another church served an area including St Neots and Eynesbury.
St. Neots parish church was rebuilt in the 1400s, (as was the church at Eaton Socon).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/History_of_St_Neots   (3236 words)

In, this respect St. Neot would seem to be Saxon rather than Celtic, and one wonders if this fact has been partly responsible for the well-established belief that the patron saint of the parish was Neot, the relative and friend of King Alfred and the patron, also, of St.
Mabena is the patron of the nearby parish of St. Mabyn and St. Maubred of Cardinham.
Michell, in his Parochial History of St. Neots, 1833, states: "That there was an arch of stones over it, with a large oak springing from the arch, and with doors to the entrance, was remembered by some old inhabitants of the parish lately deceased Weakly children used within memory to be brought here".
homepages.tesco.net /~k.wasley/st_neot.htm   (1922 words)

 Houses of Benedictine monks: The priory of St Neots | British History Online
Citation: 'Houses of Benedictine monks: The priory of St Neots', A History of the County of Huntingdonshire: Volume 1 (1926), pp.
Whether they founded the house in honour of the relics of St. Neot, which had fallen into their hands, as the chronicler declares, by an unexpected piece of good fortune, or whether they built their monastery first, and obtained the relics by some means afterwards, is a matter of little moment.
The priory was endowed by Countess Roys with the whole manor of St. Neots, and the manor of Cratefield in Norfolk was given by other members of her family, with parcels of land and churches in the counties of Bedford, Cambridge, Suffolk and Northampton.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=38143   (1932 words)

 THE HISTORY OF ST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Anyone coming to the village from St. Neots to the north, the Royston Downs and Potton to the east, Biggleswade to the south or from Sandy and Bedford to the west would have had the wooden church tower to guide them.
The boundary line between the two parishes was marked with a stone which, until St Mary's Walk was constructed in the 1990s, stood in the farm wall opposite the Village Hall.
(Hamlyn, Rev. F.C. 'A History of the Parish Church of St. Mary Everton with Tetworth', Tomson and Lendrum Ltd. St.
members.aol.com /EvertonP3/historyofstmaryschurch.htm   (2081 words)

 School History | St Neots Parish Church
St Mary’s School has a long story to tell; in fact research has shown that we can trace back our ‘roots’ to the late thirteenth century, as a school founded by the Guildsmen of St Neots for the education of their sons.
All content is copyright © St Neots Parish Church unless otherwise acknowledged and may not be reproduced without permission.
View from the Tower is reproduced from St Neots Weekly News with acknowledgments to Cambridge Evening News.
stneots.org /node/40   (483 words)

 St. Neots Hockey Club - History
In 1901, a St. Neots men’s team was formed with CG Tebbutt as captain.
Tebbut’s original bandy stick is to be seen in St. Neots museum.
St. Neots HC possesses a programme copy of the international match.
www.btinternet.com /~steve.p.moore/snhc/History.html   (710 words)

 St Neots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
St Neots lies close to the south-western edge of Huntingdonshire district and is situated in the valley of the River Great Ouse, partly on the flood plain and partly on slightly higher ground a little further from the water.
The three-mile £8m A45 St Neots Bypass opened in December 1985 and was subsequently redesignated as the A428.
St Neots is close to Cambridge, Bedford and Peterborough.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/St_Neots   (841 words)

 Huntingdonshire - St. Neots
NEOTS is a market town and parish, in the hundred of Toseland, 56 miles n.n.w.
The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an elegant specimen of that light airy gothic style which attained its greatest excellence in the reign of Henry VII; it has a beautifully proportioned tower, and the interior of the church is embellished with some ancient screen work.
The benefice is a discharged vicarage, in the gift of the crown; the Rev. James Appleton is the present incumbent.
www.uk-genealogy.org.uk /england/Huntingdonshire/towns/s/StNeots.html   (373 words)

 Thomas Morris: Estate Agents for Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in the UK, Property, Lettings, Auctions
St Neots is the largest town in Cambridgeshire (as distinct from the cities of Cambridge and Peterborough) with a population of approximately 30,000 inhabitants.
St Neots has had an eventful history dating from Bronze Age times but started to flourish in medieval times with the establishment of a Benedictine Monastery, which encouraged trades of all types particularly along the riverside, which was at that stage navigable to the sea.
St Neots has a broad range of professional facilities including a major sports centre and swimming pool, as well as a multi purpose social/art/theatre facility called the Priory Centre.
www.thomasmorris.co.uk /offices_st_neots.htm   (339 words)

 House of the Gilbertine order: The priory of Chicksand | British History Online
Of the internal history of the convent from 1150 to 1535 scarcely a trace remains.
The rule of St. Benedict owes its great and lasting influence mainly to the fact that its author sought to define and organise the normal religious life, to establish a 'school of the service of the Lord' in which large numbers of very varying disposition and attainment might live together in unity.
He clearly testified that he found them strictly enclosed; and also that the charges which he laid against two of the nuns on the evidence of 'an old beldame' were absolutely denied by the accused, by their two prioresses, and by all their sisters.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=40043   (1932 words)

 GENfair - Huntingdonshire Family History Society
An illustrated history of the Huntingdonshire town of St Neots.
St Neots - The History of a Huntingdonshire Town
Includes a gazetteer in which the history of houses & buildings is traced including their successive occupants
www.genfair.com /shop/pages/hun/page02.html   (200 words)

 Huntingdonshire Family History Society - Huntingdonshire - St. Neots
After the death of Charles I., the Earl of Holland took up arms here in favour of the royal cause, but was eventually defeated, in July 1648, and, being subsequently taken prisoner at St. Ives, he suffered on the scaffold.
The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £10, endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Crown.
The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a remarkably fine specimen of the later style of English architecture, with an elegant tower; in the interior is a fine timber roof, also some ancient screen-work.
www.huntsfhs.org.uk /Huntingdonshire/StNeots.html   (274 words)

 All about St Neots
St Neots has seen great changes during the last 50 years.
It had already joined with the village of Eynesbury, thus creating the mass of modern day St Neots, the third largest development in the county, with Peterborough and Cambridge being the two largest.
For the interested or just curious, there are a number of books available which go into the History of St. Neots in much more detail.
www.stneots-town.info /info.htm   (129 words)

 St Neots UK - St Neots Cambridgeshire England PE19
St Neots the largest town in Cambridgeshire and an important bridgehead over the River Great Ouse.
Neots is the largest town in Cambridgeshire with a population of some 30,000
Neots is the largest town in Cambridgeshire with a population of some 30,000 residents.
www.dotukdirectory.co.uk /d9940.html   (159 words)

 Traveller's World - Cambridgeshire - Huntingdonshire and the Ouse Valley
Visit the museum in St Ives which houses some fascinating reminders of the days when it was possible to skate on the frozen fens each winter.
St Neots' history dates back to the 10th century and you should take a look inside the 15th century church, built in the Perpendicular style of architecture, to admire the wonderful roof carvings of animals, birds and angels.
He was born and baptised in Huntingdon, educated at its grammar school (no a museum of his life), was a tenant farmer in St Ives and trained troops for the Civil War locally.
www.travellers-world.info /areas/a23a.html   (705 words)

 St Neots - Family History, Genealogy, Surnames and Local History.
The village by village contact site for anybody researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland.
Interested in Luff family of St Neots, particularly George and Rose (Richardson) Luff married in 1827.
Mary was buried in the churchyard of St John the Baptist in 1902.
www.curiousfox.com /history/huntingdonshire_5.html   (1600 words)

 St Neots Bird & Wildlife Club closed from April 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After 13 years, St Neots Bird and Wildlife Club will close at the end of March 2006.
We are all agreed on is that any donation of Club funds should contribute towards a lasting memory of an old friend, The St.Neots Bird and Wildlife Club, and are in discussion with The Friends and Huntingdonshire District Council about paying for a new hide at Paxton Pits.
It is with regret that this Club which has given us all so much camaraderie, enjoyment and fulfilment while contributing substantial amounts of money and resources to bird conservation and the enjoyment of observing birds and wildlife in the St Neots area will cease to exist in its present form as of 1st April 2006.
www.paxton-pits.org.uk /snbw/index.html   (383 words)

 St. Neots Museum - Learning Zone
As well as developing their understanding of history, particularly in understanding the plight of young Victorian children who broke the law, the children gained a good understanding of why we have rules and laws and the role of the police.
Young residents at Paines Mill in Bedford Street, St. Neots, are hoping to hear from anyone who used to work there, or knew the building when it was a working flour mill.
Now some of the young residents are trying to find out more about the history of the building in which they live, and the people who used to work there, with the help of a Lottery 'Young Roots' grant and assistance from staff of St. Neots Museum and the Huntingdonshire Heritage Project.
www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk /learningzone   (910 words)

 Cambridgeshire Community Network - Museums
Museum tells the history of the Isle of Ely from the Ice Age to 1947 floods.
Mission is to be accessible to all and to encourage community pride through the presentation of the history of St Neots and are
History of Whittlesey, information, photos and objects relating to the town.
www.cambridgeshire.net /leisure/heritage/museums   (648 words)

 Defensive Enclosures in Huntingdonshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He states in his History of St. Neots that in his day (1820) the earthworks had been almost obliterated by the plough, and since then the ground has been steam cultivated for many years, so nothing can be seen.
It is 75 ft. in diameter at the base and rises from 5 ft. to 6 ft. above the surrounding ground, which falls rapidly away in all directions, and it has no ditch round it.
The History of Eynesbury and St. Neots, Hunts, by George Cornelius Gorham, M.A. p.
www.huntingdonshire.info /history/2_1_defensive_enclosures.htm   (1358 words)

 Waterstone's Booksellers at Barretts of St. Neots Ltd
This is a history of St Neots with a difference.
History is not just a phenomenon of the past – it is in the making at this moment.
A companion to David Bushy's fascinating tome, 'St Neots - A History and a Celebration', this great book will really test your knowlege of St Neots and its local history.Filled with superb pictures and questions, its an intriguing way to learn more about your local heritage.
www.barrettsofstneots.co.uk /waterstones.html   (427 words)

 At Neots Players Home page
The St Neots Players were originally formed in the late 1920's as a play-reading group.
Of course these documents can never be replaced but the St Neots Player's history was able to live on through local knowledge and by member's whose fond memories could be triggered off and captured with the help of a little fine wine and an evening at the local!
Today the group is still formed, as it was originally, from local people who all give up their own time to do something that they all enjoy.
www.authorsonline.co.uk /players/history.html   (266 words)

 Huntingdonshire Family History Society - Publications - Local Huntingdonshire History
'St Neots - The History of a Huntingdonshire Town' by C.F.Tebbutt (reprint of 1982 Ed) Has a gazetteer in which the history of houses and buildings is traced including their successive occupants.
St Ives bridge and Chapel - History fo this 15th Century river bridge
The St Ives Problem (investigation into the origins of the 'As I was going to St Ives...
www.huntsfhs.org.uk /Publications/Publications-4.html   (328 words)

 History | St Neots Parish Church
One of the remarkable but largely unnoticed facts about St. Neots is how little we have suffered from bombing, war in general and invasion in particular.
The Poles became fierce in defence of what they had lost and were determined to rebuild.
The trouble is that, when it comes to fighting for what is precious, we are hopelessly out of practice.
stneots.org /node/92   (292 words)

 A short history of Barretts of St Neots Ltd
Barretts has a long history of involvement in the local community and regularly contributes to educational, sporting and charitable endeavours.
In 1938, fifty years after it's formation, Barretts of St Neots Limited was incorporated with Charles and Emily as its directors.
Ted and Alan are the third generation of Huckles continuing the business in St Neots.
www.barrettsofstneots.co.uk /about.html   (753 words)

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