Welcome to Woodhurst

Colourful display at the east end of the village of Woodhurst
Colourful floral display at the east end of the village of Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire

 

Wodehyrst, Wodehirst (13th century) and Woodhurst (Modern).

Woodhurst is a fine example of a Saxon Ring Village that has changed little in size over many hundreds of years although the buildings around and within the ring have been redeveloped many times since the village was founded prior to the 11th century. Woodhurst lies on the country road between Oldhurst and Bluntisham which traverses north west and south east along a ridge of relatively high ground.

The name Woodhurst is worthy of some thought as it is rather odd meaning "wood wood" as "hurst" is the old English word for, you've guessed it, "wood". It makes sense when used in a name like "Hazel Hurst", i.e. "Hazel Wood" but in this context it appears to be used to differentiate it from the village of "Oldhurst" just down the road. Strange thing is there is very little, if any, woodland around either village today.

Woodhurst 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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Xmas Shopping in St Ives

Many of the traders in St Ives will be staying open late on Thurday 7th December to give you that extra chance to do some Christmas Shopping. A number of the shops will be offering special promotions and other offers during the evening.

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Forthcoming Events in or around Woodhurst

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 Village' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

If you are organising an event anywhere if Huntingdonshire then follow this link for information on how to add a new event and advertise your event on over 50 websites

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 16/12/2017 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 21:00 on Monday 18/12/2017 at Free Church (United Reformed)

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 23/12/2017 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 12:00 until 16:45 on Saturday 14/07/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

More forthcoming events in Woodhurst

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