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By river

The River Great Ouse is navigable for over 74 miles from Bedford to Kings Lynn with St Neots about 15 miles from Bedford leaving a 59 mile run to the…

By rail

Let the train take the strain and travel quickly and in comfort. St Neots Station is located on the outskirts of the town and with connecting routes…

By road

St Neots is only 60 miles from London and is linked directly by the A1. Peterborough is only 27 miles to the north with the A428 linking to Cambridge…

Victorians and industrialisation

The oldest forms of industry grew out of the needs of agriculture. Corn milling was practised at Duloe using a windmill and at Eaton Socon using…

Victorians, railways and religeon

By the 18th century, the desire to improve the roads resulted in the creation of turnpike trusts, authorised by Act of Parliament. In 1725, a trust…

Norman and mediaeval

Initial control of the area by the Normans was from Bedford and Huntingdon with the river forming the boundary between the two. There were two manors…

Anglo-Saxon and Viking

There is some documentary evidence from this period, and also ample archaeological remains, mostly in and around Eynesbury (Ernulf's Burgh), Eaton…

Roman

During the Roman period, from the mid 1st century to the mid-5th century, the nearest large settlement was at Godmanchester, with another at Sandy.

Pre-Roman

There is evidence for Iron Age and earlier settlement in the vicinity of St Neots, mainly in the valley of the River Great Ouse where soils are…

Tudor

Henry VIII became King in 1509, and when he severed the connection with the Roman Catholic Church, he dissolved and physically destroyed most of the…