A mysterious Neolithic settlement at Etton Woodgate was excavated by Francis Pryor in 1982. He reported that the site was in two halves, with each working building on one side mirrored by an unused 'ritual' copy on the other.
Woodcroft Castle was built and moated about 1280. The west range and a corner tower survive in the present farmhouse. During the civil war it fell to Parliamentary troops in 1648.
Peterborough Corporation Water Works opened here in 1907 "to augment the supply of water to the City of Peterborough."