The name Hunningham comes from ancient times meaning 'Homestead/village of Huna's people' or 'hemmed-in land of Huna's people'. Places of interest are the Red Lion public house and a local nature reserve where endangered species live. It also has a cricket club,  that is home to one of the largest youth sections in the county. In 2007 The Red Lion public house was refurbished after flooding by the River Leam. The geology of the area is clay, with gravel subsoil.