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Chelveston is a small village in Northamptonshiremarker, Englandmarker and is part of the East Northamptonshiremarker district. To the south is the hamlet of Caldecottmarker with which it shares a civil parish.

Nearby is the former airfield of RAF Chelvestonmarker. A new memorial to the 305th Bombardment Group who operated out of the airfield was unveiled in the centre of the village on 26 May 2007.

The pictorial story of the memorial development can be found here: [234204]

The account of the dedication day can be found here: [234205]

Chelveston has multiple points of interest, and is considered to be a worthwhile, and fulfilling tourist destination. Two bed and breakfasts provide ample room for any number of visitors, while excellent road connections making travel easy. Buses are avalible from the village centre, running every day (excluding sunday through to tuesday, thurday, and friday), these run ever half hour (from 12:00-12:30). The village also caters for those with the need to post, providing a post box with the late pick up time of 4:30. Those who require more fast paced activities will be impressed with the local bowls club and, in the local pub, darts board. For people who need a little retail therapy, the Chelveston farm shop provides an amazing rustic shopping experience where one can buy goods ranging from turnips to fresh manure.

The village, located in the rolling slopes of Northamptonshire, has some breath taking veiws. The stream is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon, taking anywhere between one to two minutes to walk down. Along this, visitor will find one of the villages most popular attractions, a ford that provides overflow facilities for the stream.

History

The last lords of the manor of Chelveston were the Disbrowe family, and the last lord, Lt. Col. Henry Edward Disbrowe Wise, who had inherited the title from his mother, sold off the last of the family's estate properties in Chelveston at auction in July 1919. Disbrowe moved to other family properties in South Derbyshire.

Nearby Settlements



External links

  • The Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council website: [234206]


References

  1. Lords of the Manor, Chelveston.org.uk



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