Alwalton

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Alwalton
St Andrew, Alwalton (geograph 2466116).jpg
St Andrew's Church, Alwalton
Alwalton is located in Cambridgeshire
Alwalton
Alwalton
 Alwalton shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL141960
District Huntingdonshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Peterborough
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire

Coordinates: 52°33′N 0°19′W / 52.55°N 0.32°W / 52.55; -0.32

Alwalton is a village in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire) in the United Kingdom, five miles (8 km) to the west of the city of Peterborough.

The village lies north west of Yaxley, overlooking the southern bank of the River Nene and close to the line of Ermine Street or the A1 road. Alwalton is a conservation area with a number of listed buildings, the most important of which are the Norman Church of St Andrew's and the Elizabethan Manor House. Alwalton Hall was built for the 4th Earl Fitzwilliam.[1]

Alwalton weir on the Nene

The East of England Showground lies to the south of the village. The 240-acre (0.97 km2) site is used for shows and commercial exhibitions. Until 2012[2] it was the home each June for the East of England Show.

Sir Henry Royce (27 March 1863 to 22 April 1933), the co founder of Rolls-Royce, was born in the village and his ashes were buried in St Andrew's Church where a plaque has been placed on the wall as well on a spot on the floor, beneath which his ashes were buried in an urn. His remains were originally buried in 1933 beneath a statue of him at the Rolls-Royce works in Derby but in 1937 his urn was removed and brought to Alwalton.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Alwalton". British Listed Buildings. 
  2. ^ "East of England Show ends after 200 years" BBC News 24 May 2013