People have been living and working in Spaldwick since the Bronze Age. Currently, there are about 250 households in Spaldwick. Spaldwick is fortunate to have a range of modern facilities, including a school and playgroup, and a good range of clubs and groups for all ages. All houses within the village also have access to high-speed fibre broadband.
Spaldwick has a range of facilities
Within the village, we are fortunate to have a range of facilities, reflecting the broad age range of residents. Facilities include:
- Spaldwick Primary School
- Playtimes Playgroup
- The George pub and restaurant
- Spaldwick service station, which sells a range of goods, food and wine
- Spaldwick Out of School Club (S-Club), which provides affordable childcare for working parents
- Spaldwick Church, which is supported by an active group of villagers
- Spaldwick Escape, a youth group, with youth nights held every other Friday evening.
Spaldwick used to have a village hall, which was sold as it was in need of repair. The Village Hall Management Committee and the Spaldwick Parish Council are working to bring a new village hall to Spaldwick.
Spaldwick has a growing range of clubs and groups
We have a number of active Spaldwick clubs and groups, including:
- Spaldwick Social Group, organising social events throughout the year, including the annual Spaldwick Fete
- Spaldwick Escape Group, offering youth nights and special events for young people of the village and surrounding villages
- Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club, meeting every week in the Spaldwick School Hall
- Spaldwick Bell Ringers
- Spaldwick Community Room Users Association.
Superfast fibre broadband is available in Spaldwick!
Superfast fibre broadband became available in Spaldwick in June 2014, making Spaldwick one of a very small number of rural villages in the UK to benefit from superfast broadband. Already, most households in the village subscribe to superfast fibre broadband. Currently, download speeds up to about 76 Mbps are offered, with upload speeds up to about 19 Mbps.
For the latest news on broadband in the village, please read our latest Spaldwick broadband news.
Spaldwick has a rich history
Recent excavations near Spaldwick Church revealed a series of ditches and pits dating from 1000 BC. Spaldwick was recorded in 1086 in the Domesday Book and it is believed that a small stone church was here in Spaldwick in the late 12th century. Spaldwick contains 21 listed buildings, dating from the 17th century. Spaldwick had a windmill situated to the north of the village, which is now demolished.
For more information, photos and an HD video slideshow, visit our History of Spaldwick page.
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