Farcet

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Coordinates: 52°32′N 0°14′W / 52.53°N 0.23°W / 52.53; -0.23

Farcet
Village Hall frontage, Farcet - geograph.org.uk - 1321249.jpg
Village Hall frontage, Farcet
Farcet is located in Cambridgeshire
Farcet
Farcet
 Farcet shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 1,800 
OS grid reference TL198943
District Huntingdonshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Peterborough
Postcode district PE7
Dialling code 01733
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Farcet – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village north east of Yaxley adjacent to the Peterborough suburb of Old Fletton.[1]

The parish of Farcet was established in 1851, having previously been part of the parish of Stanground, its northern neighbour and the vicarage of Stanground included the curacy of the village church.[2]

Farcet has a working men's club called the "The Village Club. The old River Nene flows through it and you can get to the Green Wheel cycling and walking network from it, on the end of St Mary's Street, near the working men's club.

Next to the village (though technically in Huntingdonshire) is Crown Lakes Country Park. The park has a well maintained walkway around several lakes as well as a dedicated area for the very rare Great Crested Newt, Britain's largest newt.

Farcet church[edit]

The church of St. Mary consists of a chancel, south chapel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower and south porch. The walls are of ashlar and rubble with stone dressings, and the roofs are covered with stone slates and lead.

The church is not mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, but in the 12th century there was a chancel and an aisleless nave to which a west tower was added in the later years of that century. In the middle of the next century the chancel was rebuilt and a south chapel added. About 1275 the south aisle was added and was continued to the western wall of the tower, possibly with the intention of pulling down the tower and correspondingly lengthen the nave. The south porch was built in the 14th century.

The church was restored in 1852 when the chancel and chapel are said to have been rebuilt, the nave roof renewed and the north aisle added. The tower was restored in 1894-7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Towns & Villages: Farcet" (HTML). Service Directory. Huntingdonshire District Council. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Letters from Mary, Countess Dowager of Westmorland, to the Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1639". Notes and Queries (London: Oxford Journals) 4–11 (28): 25. 1868-07-11. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 

External links[edit]

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