Welcome to Upwood and the Raveleys
The High Street of the Huntingdonshire village of Upwood, Huntingdonshire
Upwood and the Raveleys, Great Raveley and Little Raveley, extend
into the Fen country from the higher land to the north of
Huntingdon. Richard Cromwell lived at Upwood House, a picturesque
17th century residence. The Cross Keys Inn and Carlton House also
date from the 17th century.
The parish of Upwood was once the residence of Duke Ailwyn, who
was owner of the manor which he gave to the Abbey of Ramsey on its
foundation. It continued the property of the Abbey until its
Dissolution, when it passed to Sir Richard Cromwell; it was sold by
the Cromwell’s to Judge Peter Pheasant, October 20th 1648, and it
came by heir-ship in 1732 to Leman Hutchins, and about 1767 came to
Sir Richard Bickerton, Knight and Baronet, passing in 1845 to
Richard Hussey Hussey, and in 1899 to Colonel Moubray who resided in
the old house where Henry Cromwell resided in 1630, which is
believed to have been built on the site of the residence of Duke
The parish church at Upwood, the Church of St Peter, has a modern
tower but retains much Norman work including the font, with a 17th
century cover, and the chancel arch which has "settled" rather
unsymmetrically. The north aisle screen and splendid chancel screen
are of 15th century workmanship.
At Great Raveley are various earthworks and moated sites.
Buildings of 17th century dating include the Manor House and the
former Three Horseshoes Inn, now a private dwelling. There is no
church in this tiny village.
The even smaller village of Little Raveley did have a
correspondingly small church, the Church of St James, which has an
Early English chancel and a 15th century nave. The church has closed
and the building is now used as a private residence.
Upwood and the Raveleys is one of the parishes of the District of
Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is
Huntingdon, the other principle towns being
home of the Chapel on the Bridge,
the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of
site of the former Abbey.
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offers and/or SALE items that are available from the
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Forthcoming Events in or around Upwood and the Raveleys
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