Great Paxton, a Modern Village
With a 1,000+ Year History
A part of the countryside but close to easy to reach towns
and cities, Great Paxton is a well situated medium-sized village
in Cambridgeshire, England.
We know that the village is at least 1,000 years old because
records show that building work on the church began in 1020
and a Saxon village existed here then.
An introduction to Great Paxton
Brief History of Great Paxton
Great Paxton is a
village of just over 1,000 people by the river Great
Ouse in rural Cambridgeshire, England.
It is 59 miles north
of London and well connected by the nearby A1 and A14
roads, St. Neots mainline railway station is 3 miles
The village sign on the High Street at the top
of Church Lane.
The oldest houses in the village are along the
Along the High Street in spring, the village
community shop and Bell pub to the right.
Along the High Street in winter.
Great Paxton's church is over 1,000 years old.
Footpath through the spinney.
A former pub, the "Black Bull" on the
High Street in the 1920's and converted into a home in 2020.
The village allotments are situated conveniently
behind the pub.
November 11th commemoration on the green on the
High Street at the top of Church Lane.
Footpath between fields.
A seasonal pond on the flood plain by the river.
Footpaths around the village go through farmland.
Farmland and field edge on the outskirts of the