Welcome to Bluntisham
The Village Sign at Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
Bluntisham also formerly known as Bluntesham (10th to
13th cent.); Blondesham (14th cent.); Bluntysham, Bluntsome,
Blunsham (16th cent.).
The village of Bluntisham is situated on the edge of the
Cambridgeshire Fens. Its Church, beside the main road from St. Ives
to Ely, stands high enough to give a good view, with the Earith
bridge a mile away to the north-east. In winter the flat meadows
surrounding the village are often covered with flood-water and
become a haunt of wild swans, and the venue, when they are frozen,
of the Bury Fen ice-skating championships.
Unusual features of the 14th-15th century
Church of St Mary are the
semi-hexagonal apse, the early sacristy, the provision of a north as
well as a south porch, and the embracing of the base of the tower
within the church, with arches from it to the nave and aisles. Other
pre-reformation features include the nave roof, holy water stoup,
font, painted panels (palimpsest) in the screen under the tower, and
a few encaustic tiles. The south aisle communion table is of 17th
A doorway at the Old Rectory, now
Bluntisham House, is
from Oliver Cromwell's home, the Old Slepe
Hall in St Ives which has long been demolished. The former Tudor Rose and
Crown Inn has an interesting interior with moulded ceiling beam,
etc. The Nonconformist chapel in Bluntisham dates from 1786.
A small bronze statuette, inlaid with silver, of the Roman period as
well as numerous Roman coins. have been unearthed in the parish.
Bluntisham is one of the parishes of the District of
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. Bluntisham's nearest neighbours are
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Forthcoming Events in or around Bluntisham
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