Welcome to Hail Weston

Looking south west towards Hail Weston from Ford End in Huntingdonshire, UK

Looking south west towards Hail Weston from Ford End

 

Heilweston (12th century) Hailweston, Halewestan, (13th century) and Hail Weston (Modern).

Hail Weston derives its name from a former name of the River Kym, the River Hail or Hale, which flows across the modern civil parish. The village once had two springs, or wells, celebrated in a poem by Michael Drayton (1563-1631), entitled the 'Holy Wells of Hailweston.', only one of these wells is marked extant on the Ordnance Survey maps of today (2010).

The Church of St Nicolas in the centre of the village has a rare timber tower and a spire covered in oak shingles. The oldest part of the church dates from the 13th century with much addition and alteration in the 15th, 16th and 19th centuries. The Baptist chapel at Hail Weston once said to be the oldest in Huntingdonshire, having been founded in 1757, is now closed along with two public houses, the Post Office and the village shop but the village still has the comfort of the Royal Oak Public House.

Hail Weston 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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What's HOT in the District?

The box below displays a random selection from the great deals, special offers and/or SALE items that are available from the site members but you may follow this link to view all the current what's HOT in the district.

What's HOT at Homequest

Boxworth End Swavesey, on sale at Homequest in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

 

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Boxworth End Swavesey

From

£ 2,800.00

Village Location
4 Bed House
Unfurnished Property
Large Garden
Garage Parking 

 

Follow this link for more information about this offer and Homequest

 

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Latest Local News

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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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Adult Evening Classes

The Adult and Community Learning organisation based at St Ivo School is now taking bookings for the part time courses and adult evening classes commencing in September. If you would like more information contact Lizzie Burgess on 01480 495717 or follow the link below.

The next few days is your last chance to book a course until after the summer break. The office closes on Wednesday for the school holidays. Do it now!

News Date: 21/07/2014 14:30

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Are you organising an event in Hail Weston?

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 Hail Weston

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Out of Town Event

GRAND OPENING

Event venue - Janet Church Interiors - New Premises

From 26/07/2014 09:00 until 26/07/2014 17:00

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Out of Town Event

Auction of Antiques, Collectables & General Items

Event venue - Hyperion Auction Salerooms

From 26/07/2014 11:00 until 26/07/2014 17:00

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Out of Town Event

Houghton & Wyton Music Festival

Event venue - Playing Fields (Houghton)

From 26/07/2014 13:00 until 26/07/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Open Garden

Event venue - The Vicarage

From 27/07/2014 13:00 until 27/07/2014 16:00

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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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More forthcoming events in Hail Weston
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THINK HAIL WESTON 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.

Commercial site membership from £25 only per year

If you have run a business or local organisation in Hail Weston then follow the link below to see what membership can do to spread the message of your services, products, news and events across the district.

Non-profit organisations - membership is FREE

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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 Hail Weston