Welcome to Houghton and Wyton

The Thatched Clock Tower in the village of Houghton in Cambridgeshire
The Thatched Clock Tower in the village of Houghton, Huntingdonshire.

Houghton and Wyton

Both villages of Houghton and Wyton pre-date the Domesday Survey of 1086 and although only half a mile apart each has an illustrious history for totally different reasons. Houghton is today famous for its working water mill now a National Trust property and open to the public, whilst Wyton's history is irrevocably connected with the wartime Pathfinder Squadron which was based at the still operational RAF Wyton situated on the high ground above the village. You can find out more about the parish and both villages by following the historical notes link in the left hand menu.

A large portion of the northern part of the parish now forms part of the new parish of Wyton on the Hill as a result of the sale of former MOD houses adjacent to RAF Wyton.

Houghton and Wyton 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 and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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Forthcoming Events in or around Houghton and Wyton

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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 Houghton and Wyton