Home | Join | Login
Pictures of Godmanchester
in the county of Cambridgeshire
It is a pleasant place with an interesting blend of old and new properties. Some of the most noted buildings belong to the 16th and 17th-century, several of these are half-timber frame houses, with thatched roof. One of the most eye catching sights in the town is the intricate Chinese Bridge spanning the Great Ouse, whilst the other, apart from the lovely properties lining the river banks, has to be the historic Saxon Church of St.Mary the Virgin which stands in the heart of the town. It is a beautiful church of mainly perpendicular style with an ornate spire that can be seen for miles around. Amongst the church treasures there is a font from the 13th-century with a decorative lid bearing the inscription 'Suffer little children to come unto Me' it has carved fleur-de-lys and lilies. Interestingly, the font now rises on a base dating 1921. Magnificent stained glass windows are attributed to the great 19th-century glass artist, Charles Eamer Kempe and to Edward Burn-Jones of the William Morris glass studio. The church contains tablets commemorating local families, and is noted for its 15th-century choir stalls, with carving and a series of misericords. In the quiet, shaded churchyard there are centuries old gravestones. The town has one of the most graceful War Memorials ever seen, it is dedicated to those who died during World War One and Two.
Godmanchester came to attention in 1964 when a hoard of over 1,000 English and foreign coins was discovered during excavations for the laying down of Longstaff Way.
Full of interest, with excellent shopping facilities, good hotels, inns and restaurants, Godmanchester makes a pleasant tourist destination for those wishing to explore the Western approaches to the Fens - it is a landscape of rolling farmland, patched with woodland, broken only by the meandering waters of the Nene, Welland and Great Ouse upon which Godmanchester rests.
Nearby attractions include: Island Hall, 18th-century house by the Great Ouse, Houghton Mill (NT), Huntingdon Museum, Grantham Water and visitors centre, and Wildlife Centre near Coppingford.
Planning a visit to Godmanchester?
Nearby towns & villages..
Cambridge has an abundance of magnificent buildings, and these together with riverside walks, wonderful museums and quaint old streets, quickly draw the visitor under the spell of this historic and charming City..
The magic of Peterborough lies in the richness of its beautiful Cathedral. It is a glorious historical treasure house, it is unique and quite beyond compare...
Bedford is the historic County town of Bedfordshire with a beautiful riverside setting on the great River Ouse. John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's has strong associations with this town...
Old Warden is a sleepy Bedfordshire village with pretty honey-coloured thatched cottages and a wealth of other interesting buildings...
The lantern tower of the Church of St. Mary and All Saints at Fotheringhay shines through the deepening shadows of the great trees that frame it, shadows matched in darkness by those less visible that haunt the village where the final tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots was enacted...All towns in Cambridgeshire
Complete A to Z of towns in England
Houghton is a beautifully restored water mill from the 17th century. It can be found in the delightful village of Houghton,.....
Watched over by a fluttering Stars and Stripes the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridge is the only one of its.....
Cambridgeshire's largest and grandest Georgian mansion, set in a fine wooded park, complete with folly, Chinese bridge and lake..
The Shuttleworth Collection - a unique flying collection showcasing the first one hundred years of flight. This unique collection.....
coming soon email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.shuttleworthcollection.co.uk/..
These glorious gardens, laid out in the early part of the 19th century, fully embrace the romanticism of the era. The fashion at.....
All attractions in Godmanchester
All attractions in Cambridgeshire
Complete A to Z of attractions in England
Hotels & Accommodation in Godmanchester
The Black Bull Godmanchester
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
The Old Bridge
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England (0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km)
Hartford, Cambridgeshire, England (1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction N)
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England (2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction NE)
The Thorpe Guesthouse
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England (2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction E)
Great Stukeley, Cambridgeshire, England (3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction NW)
All Accommodation in Godmanchester..
Please login to make a review
Nearby travel help
Please like us on Facebook to get all the latest pictures each day - Thank you!
© 2001-2016 Pictures of England.com - All rights reserved
PestControl-Supermarket.com - Worldwide Pest Control Supermarket Price Comparisons including England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.