Events in Houghton and Wyton

Welcome to Houghton and Wyton

The Thatched Clock Tower in the village of Houghton in Cambridgeshire
The Thatched Clock Tower in the village of Houghton, Huntingdonshire.

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.

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


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Boxworth End Swavesey


£ 2,800.00

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4 Bed House
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Large Garden
Garage Parking 


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Warnings still in force for Ellington, Hamerton and the Alconburys. River level still rising slowly at Brampton. More rain forecast so keep an eye on the Environment Agency infromation. Follow the link below...

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Be aware that there are Flood Warnings in force around Hamerton, Coppingford, Alconbury Weston, Alconbury, Brampton and Ellington and areas west of Huntingdon.

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News Date: 14/10/2014 14:49

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St Neots Foodbank

We welcome St Neots Foodbank as new members of the Huntingdonshire websites. We look forward to working with Alan and the other volunteers to add further information about the St Neots Foodbank over the coming weeks.

News Date: 08/10/2014 14:45

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Forthcoming Events in or around Houghton and Wyton

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Parish' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

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An 'Out of Parish' event in St Ives

From 15:30 until 17:00 on Friday 24/10/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Parish' event in St Ives

From 18:00 until 20:00 on Friday 24/10/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Parish' event in Huntingdon

From 09:00 until 15:00 on Saturday 25/10/2014 at Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

An 'Out of Parish' event in St Ives

From 10:00 until 15:00 on Saturday 25/10/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Parish' event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 25/10/2014 at Hyperion Auction Salerooms

More forthcoming events in Houghton and Wyton


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 Houghton and Wyton