Welcome to Brampton

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Brantune (11th century); Brantone, Bramtone (12th century); Braunton, Brampton (13th century and today)

The parish of Brampton extends westwards from its boundary with the towns of Huntingdon and Godmanchester and takes in the loop formed by the River Great Ouse south of Huntingdon and is bounded to the north by Alconbury Brook. Nuns Bridge across this small river flowing from Hinchingbrooke Park, has been listed by English Heritage being of architectural interest and traffic to and from Huntingdon has been re-routed over a new bridge adjacent to it. There is an interesting 18th century stone obelisk at the roundabout in the centre of the village directing travellers to Thrapston and Buckden.

Brampton Park and the Manor House were both rebuilt at the beginning of the last century. The Black Bull Public House is over 300 years old. There are picturesque cottages in the parish, also an ancient watermill which is now a restaurant. Of particular celebrity is the 17th century Pepys House, originally owned by an uncle of Samuel Pepys and later by the famous diarist himself who makes numerous charming and quaint references to his visits to Brampton.

The parish church is a splendid building exhibiting successive architectural periods. In the late 13th century chancel is a beautiful modern floor copied from one in Ypres Cathedral. Three handsome medieval stalls have well carved misereres. The altar rails date from the 17th century. Above the aisles and the clerestory of the Perpendicular nave are fine contemporary timbered roofs resting upon stone corbels. The oaken chancel screen is 14th century, as is the font. Excellent modern screen work encloses the Sandwich chapel.

Exterior features of interest include the rather unusually built north porch and the fine western 'Gothic' tower which has stepped buttresses, pinnacles and battlements, and dates from 1635.

Brampton is one of the parishes of the District of Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is Huntingdon, the other principle towns being St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of Godmanchester and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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More sites updated finishing on Sawtry

Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Kings Ripton, Leighton Bromswold, Oldhurst, Perry, Pidley and Fenton and finishing today with Sawtry. Nearly done now with just 10 still to do.

We hope you all have a good weekend...

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More sites updated finishing on Kimbolton

One more block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Glatton, Hail Weston, Hamerton and Steeple Gidding, Hemingford Abbots, Hemingford Grey, Hilton and finishing today with Kimbolton.

Way over halfway now with just 16 still to do...

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More sites updated finishing on Fenstanton

Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Diddington, the smallest parish in Huntingdonshire, Easton, Ellington, Elton and finishing today with Fenstanton.

Over halfway now with just 24 still to do...

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Are you organising an event in Brampton?

If you are, then you may use the link just below and add the details directly into the Huntingdonshire Event Diary.

Forthcoming Events in or around Brampton

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Out of Town Event

Summer Childrens Holiday Club

Event venue - New Street Baptist Church

From 28/07/2014 09:30 until 01/08/2014 12:00

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Out of Town Event

Childrens Activity Road Show

Event venue - Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

From 30/07/2014 13:30 until 30/07/2014 16:00

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Out of Town Event

Darby and Joan Club

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 31/07/2014 14:30 until 31/07/2014 16:30

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Out of Town Event

Connections Youth Bus

Event venue - Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

From 31/07/2014 19:00 until 31/07/2014 21:00

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Out of Town Event

Screen St Ives WADJDA

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 01/08/2014 19:30 until 01/08/2014 22:30

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THINK BRAMPTON AND BEYOND!

This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.

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This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Brampton