St Peter's, Kings Ripton
|North West Cambridgeshire|
It is a small village but of great charm with pleasing cottages and some half-timbered houses of the 16th century, notably The Limes close by the church, which is a Grade I listed building.
The Old School, of the Victorian era, now serves as the Village Hall.
The parish church of St Peter dates from the 13th century, with extensions over the following 300 years. There was a church on the site at the time of the Norman Conquest though no trace remains of the original building.
The ornamented square font dates from the 12th century.
There is also a Quakers' Burial Ground to the rear of "Quakers' Rest" on Main Street.
Forming part of the parish of neighbouring Hartford at the time of the Domesday Book, in a suit of 1276 the king claimed the area as the demesne of the Crown and was known for a while as Ripton Regis, a hamlet of Hartford. The prefix "King's" is used to distinguish it from neighbouring Abbots Ripton, which was at one time owned by Ramsey Abbey. At the Dissolution of the monasteries, the manor passed to Magdalene College, Cambridge, who still own it.
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- 'Parishes: King's Ripton', A History of the County of Huntingdon. 2. Victoria County History. 1932. pp. 207–210.