Parish History

Parish History

About The Village

First Listed in the Domesday Book in 1086, Great Paxton is a thriving community, village and parish in Cambridgeshire situated 2.6 miles north of St Neots in the Great Ouse river valley and on the B1043 that runs between St Neots in the south and Offord D’Arcy in the north. In the 2011 Census, the population of the village was recorded at 1007. Its most important building is the Minster Church of the Holy Trinity, a Grade I Saxon church dating from the 11th century.

On the east bank of the River Great Ouse between St Neots and the Offords, Great Paxton extends for a mile or so beside the main rail link, Kings Cross to Edinburgh. At its centre is a pleasant pub, The Bell, and at the northern end of the village is the Church, a highly interesting Saxon building with one of the rare aisled naves of that period still left in this country.

The Bell Pub “High Street”

The Bell has been under new ownership for some time and the new owners are making changes that ensure that it retains its centrality within the village with many of the club activities/teams being core to keeping the Village Local feel.With plans to incorporate a local corner shop. Visit its web site to find out more.

Great Paxton Local History Group – The second Monday of the month, @ 7:30pm, The Bell

Great Paxton Friendship Group – The first Tuesday of every month @ 11:00am to 12:30 pm, The  Bell  – tea, coffee and cake and a lot of chat. Further details contact Cathy Bowles or Susan Bate on telephone number 01480 423085. OR just turn up on the day.


Honouring Our World War Heros

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Buy the book of our local history

In memory of the end of World War I the “Great Paxton Remembered” book has arrived. There are  limited copies available, so please email Jacqueline Wieczorek
or speak to the village shop