Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire

The historic fenland market town

Welcome to Whittlesey

The 17th Century 'Butter Cross' in the Market Place, Whittlesey

The 17th Century 'Butter Cross' in the Market Place, Whittlesey

Rescued and restored by Mr Burros in the 19th Century and by the District and County Council in the 20th Century.

 

Whittlesey is one of the four market towns of the Fenland District of Cambridgeshire, the others being Chatteris, March and Wisbech. (External websites will open in new window)

The town and parishes of Whittlesey in Fenland.

Whittlesey or Whittlesea is situated on a 'Fen Island' about 5 miles east of the City of Peterborough, and retains its railway station on the main line between Peterborough and Ely. The River Nene runs west to east a mile or so to the north of the town.

The name was spelt Witesie in the Domesday Book, and both Whitlesey and Whittlesey by Sir William Dugdale in his 'History of Imbanking and Drayning' (1662). It was really Whittles-ea (not Whittle-sea, 'ea' being Saxon for 'island'): the first syllable appears to have derived from the Saxon name 'Whitlingas' but we have ended up with Whittlesey which removes the argument!

Whittlesey is an ancient market town of two major Anglican ecclesiastical parishes, St Mary's and St Andrew's. The old parish of St Mary's was very extensive. There are two other smaller Anglican parishes, Pond's Bridge and Angle Bridge. Whittlesey also has a Roman Catholic parish serving the town that of St Jude the Apostle.

 

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FLOOD WARNINGS 15/10/14

Warnings still in force for Ellington, Hamerton and the Alconburys. River level still rising slowly at Brampton. More rain forecast so keep an eye on the Environment Agency infromation. Follow the link below...

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FLOOD WARNINGS

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Are you organising an event in Whittlesey?

If you are, then you may use the link just below and add the details directly into the Huntingdonshire and Fenland Event Diary.

Forthcoming Events in or around Whittlesey

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Out of the Parish Event

150 Years of the Corn Exchange Afternoon Tea

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 24/10/2014 15:30 until 24/10/2014 17:00

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Out of the Parish Event

150 Years of the Corn Exchange Champagne High Tea

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 24/10/2014 18:00 until 24/10/2014 20:00

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Out of the Parish Event

GN Footwear SALE

Event venue - Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

From 25/10/2014 09:00 until 25/10/2014 15:00

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Out of the Parish Event

Stamp Fair with Post Cards

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 25/10/2014 10:00 until 25/10/2014 15:00

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Out of the Parish Event

Auction of Antiques, Collectables & General Items

Event venue - Hyperion Auction Salerooms

From 25/10/2014 11:00 until 25/10/2014 17:00

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More forthcoming events in Whittlesey
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THINK WHITTLESEY AND BEYOND!

This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire and now we are expanding into Fenland too. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.

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If you have run a business or local organisation in Whittlesey then follow the link below to see what membership can do to spread the message of your services, products, news and events across the district.

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

Events in the parish