Welcome to Barham and Woolley

The tiny church in the village of Barham in Huntingdonshire
The tiny church in the village of Barham, Huntingdonshire


Bercheham (11th century); Bercham, Bergham, Berwham, Berewam, Bereuham, Beruham (13th century); Barram, Barrham (16th century) and Barham and Woolley (Modern).

Ulvelai (11th century); Wulueleia, Wolfleg, Wlfleg, Wolle (13th century) Wolley (16th century) and Woolley (Modern).

Barham and Woolley are combined in one civil parish which rises from the low lying clay land around Woolley to the small village of Barham nearly 200 feet above sea level

The village of Barham

The parish church at Barham dates from the 12th century. Within the modern porch is a late Norman doorway. Round pillars with carved capitals support the north arcade which is of similar age, but the aisle beyond is modern. A chancel arch which has been depressed by the stress of six centuries lead to the Early English chancel. This contains a 17th century altar table. A 14th century coffin lid, a font which has been in use since the 16th century, and a Jacobean parish chest should be noticed.

The hamlet of Woolley

The late Georgian Manor House, some cottages and a farm or two, comprise the scattered hamlet of Woolley. It is of interest that this parish once had a Russian prince as its rector, he came here in 1618. After 25 years he was dispossessed by the Puritans but returned in the year of the Restoration.. The parish registers record the birth of eight of his children. He died in London in 1666.

Barham and Woolley 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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Forthcoming Events in or around Barham and Woolley

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Village' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

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An 'Out of Village' event in Kimbolton

From 08:30 until 12:00 on Friday 28/09/2018 at Kimbolton Castle School

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 06/10/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 19:30 until 21:30 on Friday 12/10/2018 at Church of St James (Little Paxton)

An 'Out of Village' event in Buckden

From 04:00 until 11:00 on Saturday 13/10/2018 at The Vine Public House

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 13/10/2018 at St Neots Market Place

More forthcoming events in Barham and Woolley

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