Houghton and Wyton

Famous for Houghton Mill and the Pathfinder Squadron at RAF Wyton

Welcome to Houghton and Wyton

The Thatched Clock Tower in Houghton, Cambridgeshire

The Clock Tower

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Houghton and Wyton

Both villages of Houghton and Wyton pre-date the Domesday Survey of 1086 and although only half a mile apart each has an illustrious history for totally different reasons. Houghton is today famous for its working water mill now a National Trust property and open to the public, whilst Wyton's history is irrevocably connected with the wartime Pathfinder Squadron which was based at the still operational RAF Wyton situated on the high ground above the village. You can find out more about the parish and both villages by following the historical notes link in the left hand menu.

A large portion of the northern part of the parish now forms part of the new parish of Wyton on the Hill as a result of the sale of former MOD houses adjacent to RAF Wyton.

Houghton and Wyton 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 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


Ad Ref: BOX31/198

Boxworth End Swavesey


£ 2,800.00

Village Location
4 Bed House
Unfurnished Property
Large Garden
Garage Parking 


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Latest Local News

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We welcome the Meridian Singers Community Choir based in Bluntisham as new members of the Huntingdonshire websites. We look forward to working with them to add further information about the Meridian Singers Community Choir over the coming weeks.

Although the choir is based in Bluntisham, and rehearses in St Marys Church Hall, the choir has open arms for new members from outside the village

News Date: 31/05/2014 12:10

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Houghton and Wyton Re-Union

Calling all Old Houghton and Wytonians who were Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Cub Scouts or Brownies in the village to attend a RE-UNION and informal lunch.

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sape links Hi everyone. We have just started to implement some design changes to the St Ives website which will enhance the site for users with the latest touch screens, tablets and smart phones. At the same time we will be ugrading our members Facebook and Twitter feeds on their pages.

We apologise in advance if there are slight hiccups whilst we are doing this but we will make every endeavour to keep interruptions to a minimum. Once we, and you!, are happy with the changes we have made we will roll them out to all our other Cambridgeshire websites.

As a matter of interest tablet and smart phone users now represent about a third of our overall users. No doubt that number will start to grow now too.

News Date: 29/05/2014 16:53

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Are you organising an event in Houghton and Wyton?

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 Houghton and Wyton

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Out of the Parish Event

U3A meeting

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 12/06/2014 10:00 until 12/06/2014 12:00

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Out of the Parish Event

Auction of Antiques, Collectables & General Items

Event venue - Hyperion Auction Salerooms

From 14/06/2014 11:00 until 14/06/2014 17:00

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Out of the Parish Event

Animal Family Fun Day

Event venue - Ramsey Rural Museum

From 15/06/2014 11:00 until 15/06/2014 16:00

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Out of the Parish Event

Well dressing and flower festival

Event venue - Church of St John the Baptist (Holywell)

From 20/06/2014 18:30 until 22/06/2014 17:00

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Out of the Parish Event

Cookery Show

Event venue - Church of St James (Little Paxton)

From 20/06/2014 19:00 until 20/06/2014 21:00

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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 Houghton and Wyton

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