Elton, Cambridgeshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Elton is located in Cambridgeshire
 Elton shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL08693852.24
District Huntingdonshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°32′N 0°24′W / 52.53°N 0.40°W / 52.53; -0.40

Elton is a small village within the historic boundaries of Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England. It lies on the B671 road. Elton Hall and the hamlet of Over End are located on the same road a mile south of the village.

The tiny village of Elton what used to be Huntingdonshire, which is now part of Cambridgeshire. It is situated on the B671 road, about eight miles south west of Peterborough. The hamlet of Over End is located a mile south of the village, on the same road. Elton is two miles away from Fotheringay, where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded. It is also five miles away from Oundle, a historic market town which features the Talbot Inn. The Talbot Inn was built from the stones of the ruined Fotheringay Castle and features a wooden stairway taken from the castle. This stairway was the last stairway Mary walked down on the way to her execution. Close by is Elton Hall; an extraordinarily romantic, part Gothic house, which stands in the midst of unspoilt landscaped parkland. It offers a fascinating mix of styles and is surrounded by stunning gardens. There is also a garden centre to visit and the Loch Fyne restaurant that specialises in seafood. Elton Hall lies at the heart of a 3,800 acre Estate made up of farms, houses, cottages and commercial property, together with woodland. The Estate straddles the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire borders.[1]

Signpost in Elton

Elton is two miles from Fotheringhay (where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in 1587), five miles from Oundle, and eight miles from Peterborough. It was once connected to these places by Elton railway station which closed in 1953. It is now a popular walk.

Elton has a school called Elton primary, a Loch Fine restaurant, which is connected to a Sharman & Quinney headquarters, the Crown Inn public house and an Indian restaurant. It has a garden centre with a cafe, and Elton Hall where Sir William Proby lives. there are many fields and walkways and livestock, and a pig farm where pigs are for sale, and a loch with a cow farm next to it.

Elton Hall


External links[edit]