Welcome to Bury
The High Street and bridge as viewed from the Church in Bury, Huntingdonshire
Biri, Byrig (10th century), Byri (12th century), Byry
(13th century) and Bury (Modern).
Hegmangrave (11th century), Hecmundegrave (12th
century), Heitmundgrave, Hetumgrove, Heytmongrave (14th century) and
Surrounded by later additions Bury has a few timbered houses
perhaps 300 years old, a manor house of the kind Shakespeare knew,
and a church on a little hill looking over the Fens.
The manor of Bury
was given by Oswold, Archbishop of York, to the Abbey of Ramsey,
passing to Sir Richard Cromwell in 1539. In 1664 it belonged to John
Bambridge, who sold it in 1675 to Sir John Bernard, of Brampton, and
on the death of Lady Olivia Bernard Sparrow in 1863, it passed with
the rest of her estates to the Duke of Manchester, whose successor
still held it in 1910.
The Manor House was also the property, in 1910, of the Duke of
Manchester and the residence of Arthur Rowell. An old house formerly
belonging to the Campion family was the residence of Miss Rowell at
The Church of the Holy
Cross is chiefly of Early English architecture, but has two
Norman arches, the one in the tower being specially good.
Eight centuries have passed over the church, to which the Normans
gave a doorway of great boldness and strength. The 14th century
chancel is seen through an arch with capitals of diamonds and
scrolls by Norman sculptors. The font is Norman on a 13th Century
stem, and the Norman doorway brings us to a 13th century tower
remarkable for its magnificent lancets, a simple but beautiful
parapet, and lovely niches in the buttresses. At the west side of
the tower are fragments of walls from a now vanished chapel.
Bury is one of the parishes of the District of
Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is
Huntingdon, the other principle towns being
home of the Chapel on the Bridge,
the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of
site of the former Abbey.
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Forthcoming Events in or around Bury
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