Welcome to Conington

The sign on the village green in Conington, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire
The sign on the village green in Conington, Huntingdonshire
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Cunictune (10th century); Cunintone, Coninctune (11th century); Cunyngton, Conington (13th and 14th century) and Conington (Modern).

Conington is famous for two reasons; it was once the home of the Cotton family and the location of their 16th century castle. The castle itself was built from stone robbed from the old castle at Fotheringay when it was demolished. Fotheringay was the birth place of King Richard III and the place of execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Today nothing of Conington Castle remains above ground and the site, near to the church, is a private residence.

USAF Glatton Station

Conington is also the location of the memorial to the personnel of 457th Bombardment Group who fought and to those who lost their lives in the Second World War. The former USAF base of Glatton Station 130 of the US Army Eight Air Force, 1st Air Division, 94th Combat Wing which was also known as RAF Glatton, lies just to the north of the village. The airfield today, now known as Peterborough Business Airfield, is home to Flying Club Conington.

Conington is one of the parishes of the District of Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is Huntingdon, the other principle towns being St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of Godmanchester and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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Xmas Shopping in St Ives

Many of the traders in St Ives will be staying open late on Thurday 7th December to give you that extra chance to do some Christmas Shopping. A number of the shops will be offering special promotions and other offers during the evening.

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Forthcoming Events in or around Conington

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Village' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

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An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 16/12/2017 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 21:00 on Monday 18/12/2017 at Free Church (United Reformed)

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 23/12/2017 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 12:00 until 16:45 on Saturday 14/07/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

More forthcoming events in Conington

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Conington