Welcome to Barham and Woolley

The tiny village church at Barham

The tiny village church at Barham

 

Bercheham (11th century); Bercham, Bergham, Berwham, Berewam, Bereuham, Beruham (13th century); Barram, Barrham (16th century) and Barham and Woolley (Modern).

Ulvelai (11th century); Wulueleia, Wolfleg, Wlfleg, Wolle (13th century) Wolley (16th century) and Woolley (Modern).

Barham and Woolley are combined in one civil parish which rises from the low lying clay land around Woolley to the small village of Barham nearly 200 feet above sea level

The village of Barham

The parish church at Barham dates from the 12th century. Within the modern porch is a late Norman doorway. Round pillars with carved capitals support the north arcade which is of similar age, but the aisle beyond is modern. A chancel arch which has been depressed by the stress of six centuries lead to the Early English chancel. This contains a 17th century altar table. A 14th century coffin lid, a font which has been in use since the 16th century, and a Jacobean parish chest should be noticed.

The hamlet of Woolley

The late Georgian Manor House, some cottages and a farm or two, comprise the scattered hamlet of Woolley. It is of interest that this parish once had a Russian prince as its rector, he came here in 1618. After 25 years he was dispossessed by the Puritans but returned in the year of the Restoration.. The parish registers record the birth of eight of his children. He died in London in 1666.

Barham and Woolley 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 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 Barham and Woolley?

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 Barham and Woolley

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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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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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THINK BARHAM AND WOOLLEY 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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If you have run a business or local organisation in Barham and Woolley 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.

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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 Barham