Welcome to Hemingford Abbots. There are 244 dwellings in our village and nearly 600 people. It is a lively, friendly, modern community in a historic setting.
Hemingford Abbots is situated along the southern bank of the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire. The town of Huntingdon is 3 miles to the west and St Ives is about the same distance to the east. The nationally important A14 trunk road crosses the parish to the south of the village and provides links with Cambridge, Huntingdon, the M11, A1, M1 and the east coast ports.
Hemingford Abbots is well-known as a very picturesque village. Many visitors come to enjoy the river and the peaceful walks in the meadows. Much of the village is in the ‘Conservation Area’; here there are many thatched 16th and 17th century cottages and barns, and also the architecturally important buildings such as the Manor House, Old Rectory and Hemingford Park. The fine spire of the Grade I listed Church of St Margaret of Antioch is a landmark for miles around the Ouse valley.
There are excellent community facilities in the centre of the village; across the road from the 500 year old ‘Axe and Compass’ pub is the modern purpose-built Village Hall and the adjoining Playing Field. The village shares other facilities with neighbouring Hemingford Grey – shop, post-office, Primary school and sports pitches. Between the two villages there are numerous clubs, societies and activities; there is something for everyone, every age and every interest. Two examples are the annual Regatta, now over 100 years old, where villagers of all ages eagerly compete in rowing boats, punts and canoes, and the biennial Flower Festival when thousands of visitors enjoy a June weekend of open gardens, a flower-filled Church, music and afternoon teas in traditional style.