Events in Hail Weston

Welcome to Hail Weston

Looking south west towards Hail Weston from Ford End
Looking south west towards Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire

 

Heilweston (12th century) Hailweston, Halewestan, (13th century) and Hail Weston (Modern).

Hail Weston derives its name from a former name of the River Kym, the River Hail or Hale, which flows across the modern civil parish. The village once had two springs, or wells, celebrated in a poem by Michael Drayton (1563-1631), entitled the 'Holy Wells of Hailweston.', only one of these wells is marked extant on the Ordnance Survey maps of today (2010).

The Church of St Nicolas in the centre of the village has a rare timber tower and a spire covered in oak shingles. The oldest part of the church dates from the 13th century with much addition and alteration in the 15th, 16th and 19th centuries. The Baptist chapel at Hail Weston once said to be the oldest in Huntingdonshire, having been founded in 1757, is now closed along with two public houses, the Post Office and the village shop but the village still has the comfort of the Royal Oak Public House.

Hail 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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Forthcoming Events in or around Hail Weston

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 Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 07/03/2015 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 10:30 until 17:00 on Saturday 07/03/2015 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 07/03/2015 at Hyperion Auction Salerooms

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:00 until 22:00 on Saturday 07/03/2015 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 11/03/2015 19:30 until 14/03/2015 22:30 at Corn Exchange

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