Molesworth, Cambridgeshire

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The Church of St Peter, Molesworth
Molesworth is located in Cambridgeshire
 Molesworth shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL089755
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°22′01″N 0°24′00″W / 52.367°N 0.4°W / 52.367; -0.4

Molesworth is a village in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England about 10 miles (16 km) west of Huntingdon. The village was designated a conservation area by Huntingdon District Council largely due to its typically rural English character that includes several listed buildings.

Saint Peter's Church stands on the west of the village and consists of a chancel, nave and tower. The chancel was built around 1275 but the presence of several 12th century stones suggests that an earlier stone church may have existed on the site.

In 1646, two people from Molesworth, John Winnick and Ellen Shepheard (along with others from the nearby village of Catworth) were examined as witches.[citation needed]

Signpost in Molesworth

The village gives its name to RAF Molesworth, a Royal Air Force station dating back to 1917. RAF Molesworth no longer has an active runway. It is the home to the Joint Analysis Center, the intelligence fusion centre supporting the United States European Command and NATO.

External links[edit]

  • Works by Matthew Hopkins at Project Gutenberg
  • The Discovery of Witches at Project Gutenberg
  • [1] Page by page photos of the complete pamphlet "The Most strange and admirable discoverie of the three witches of Warboys, arraigned, conducted and executed at the last Assises at Huntingdon, for the bewitching of the five daughters of Robert Throckmorton Esquire, and divers other persons, with sundry Devellish and grievious torments: And also for the betwitching to death of Lady Crumwell, the like hath not been heard of in this age." 1593. Original in the collection of The Norris Museum, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK