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Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire


Woodhurst is a village in Huntingdonshire, near Oldhurst. Its closest town is St Ives to the south. It is famed for the view of the village from the west.

Woodhurst is one of the best surviving examples of an Anglo-Saxon ring village in England. It is thought that it was originally formed by the track through the forest being widened for about half a mile, and a fence being put round it with a gate at either end.

The shape of the village has not altered over the centuries although beginning with the church and then the Manor House, buildings were built outside the ring. (Read more)