Welcome to Ellington

The village signpost of Ellington in Huntingdonshire
The village signpost of Ellington, Huntingdonshire


Elintune (11th-12th century); Elinton, Elinton Abbatis (12th-13th century); Elyngton (13th century) and Ellington (Modern)

Sibbetorp, Elyngton cum Sibethorp (13th century); Sybethorp (13th-16th century); Sibthorpe (14th-18th century) and Ellington Thorpe (Modern)

Ellington includes the pretty little hamlet of Ellington Thorpe which used to be know as Sibthorpe. The parish gives its name to a small river south of which it stands. A moat surrounds the site of the demolished manor house of Sibthorpe. The village of Ellington contains a number of attractive 17th century cottages and the Old Mermaid Inn. The farther of Samuel Pepys lived in Ellington for some time.

Although partly rebuilt, the church displays much good Decorated work and has a chancel arch a century older. There are fine 15th century roofs to the nave and aisles, the carved timberwork being supported by figures of angels. The 14th century tower, which is surmounted by a tapering stone spire, carries two bells which have been ringing now for well over 300 years.

Ellington 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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Updating St Ives Website

Been busy for the last week updating the St Ives website with major code enhancements. Have a few more weeks of this and then we will start updating the information on the site too as there has been lots of changes to the businesses in the town.

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Forthcoming Events in or around Ellington

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!

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An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 28/09/2019 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 05/10/2019 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 05/10/2019 at Hyperion Auction Salerooms

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 07/10/2019 10:30 until 09/10/2019 22:00 at St Ives Street Market

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 12/10/2019 at St Neots Market Place

More forthcoming events in Ellington

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