Alconbury Weston

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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Huntingdonshire. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1926.

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(O.S. 6 in. (a)XIII S.E., (b)XVII N.E.)

Alconbury Weston is a parish and village 5 m. N.W. of Huntingdon.


a(1). Homestead Moat in Hermitage Wood, about 1,100 yards E.S.E. of Alconbury Hill cross-roads. There would appear to have been a hermitage in the immediate neighbourhood early in the 16th century.

b(2). Bridge, over Alconbury Brook, towards the N.W. end of the village, now consists of a central pier and two abutments of ashlar with a modern timber superstructure; the stone-work may be of late mediæval date and is said to have come from Coppingford church.

Condition—Fairly good.

Monuments (3–10).

The following monuments, unless otherwise described, are of the 17th century and of two storeys, timber-framed and plastered; the roofs are tiled or thatched. Some of the buildings have original chimney-stacks and exposed ceiling-beams.

Condition—Good or fairly good, unless noted.

b(3). House, two tenements, on the W. side of the road, 60 yards N.W. of (2) is of T-shaped plan with the cross-wing at the E. end. The cross-wing was built in the 16th century and has an original brick and stone chimney-stack on the E. side; the upper storey projects at the S. end of this wing. The W. wing was added or re-built in the 17th century. Inside the cross-wing is an early 17th-century staircase with flat, shaped balusters.

b(4). Cottage, on the N. side of the road, 180 yards E.S.E. of (2), has a late 17th-century added wing at the back. The original central chimney stack has small attached pilasters.

b(5). Cottage, E.S.E. of (4).


b(6). Cottage, 30 yards E.S.E. of (5), was largely re-built late in the 18th century.


b(7). Cottage, on the S. side of the brook, 40 yards S. of (6).


b(8). Cottage, opposite (7) on the S. side of the road.


b(9). Cottage, 20 yards W. of (8).


b(10). Cottage, 50 yards E.S.E. of (8).