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St John the Baptist, Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire

(52°22′1″N, 0°4′6″W)
TL 316 761
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Huntingdonshire
now Cambridgeshire
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

The church has a four-bay nave with a S aisle of pebbles, a W bell turret of wood and a brick chancel. The S arcade and S doorway are 13thc., but the nave is late 12c, as indicated by the plain N doorway. The clerestorey is post-medieval, with plain square-headed windows. The chancel and S porch are modern.


Woodhurst was one of the Hurst hamlets belonging to the Manor of Slepe (now St. Ives). In 1086 two holdings were noted in Slepe, each with a priest and a church. The manor of 20 hides was held by the Abbot of Ramsey; of this 4 hides with a second church and priest were held by three of his men. This might be Woodhurst.

Benefice of Bluntisham cum Earith with Colne and Woodhurst.


Exterior Features



Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire. II (1932)
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough. Harmondsworth 1968, 368.
RCHM(E), An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Huntingdonshire. London 1926, 295-96.