Welcome to Ellington

The village signpost of Ellington in Huntingdonshire
The village signpost of Ellington, Huntingdonshire


Elintune (11th-12th century); Elinton, Elinton Abbatis (12th-13th century); Elyngton (13th century) and Ellington (Modern)

Sibbetorp, Elyngton cum Sibethorp (13th century); Sybethorp (13th-16th century); Sibthorpe (14th-18th century) and Ellington Thorpe (Modern)

Ellington includes the pretty little hamlet of Ellington Thorpe which used to be know as Sibthorpe. The parish gives its name to a small river south of which it stands. A moat surrounds the site of the demolished manor house of Sibthorpe. The village of Ellington contains a number of attractive 17th century cottages and the Old Mermaid Inn. The father of Samuel Pepys lived in Ellington for some time.

Although partly rebuilt, the church displays much good Decorated work and has a chancel arch a century older. There are fine 15th century roofs to the nave and aisles, the carved timberwork being supported by figures of angels. The 14th century tower, which is surmounted by a tapering stone spire, carries two bells which have been ringing now for well over 300 years.

Ellington 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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