About Spaldwick

The beautiful village of Spaldwick is located in Cambridgeshire, UK. Situated close to the newly-improved A14, Cambridge is 25 minutes away by car. The spire of Spaldwick Church – the tallest in Huntingdonshire – can be seen for miles around and the village has 21 listed buildings and is protected by the Spaldwick Conservation Area. Currently, there are about 250 households in Spaldwick. While people have been living and working in Spaldwick since the Bronze Age, the village has a range of modern facilities, including a primary school, playgroup, popular pub and a new service station (with shop, restaurants and an off licence). All houses within the village have access to full-fibre broadband, with download speeds up to 920 Mbps.

Superb transport links

Spaldwick is located just off the A14, seven miles west from Huntingdon, and offers excellent access by road to the West (A14), East (A14), North (A1) and South (A1).  Journey times to Cambridge have been substantially improved by the current A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme project. The Huntingdon Bypass opened on Monday 9th December 2019  – a year ahead of schedule – which has already made a dramatic difference to journey times. Journeys to and from Cambridge (located 25 miles away) now reliably take 25 minutes by car.

A14 improvment map

Train access to London (and other locations) is very good. Huntingdon Station is located less than eight miles away with a 47-minute journey time to London King’s Cross station.

 

Spaldwick has a range of modern facilities

Within the village, we are fortunate to have a range of facilities, which include:

  • Spaldwick Primary School
  • Playtimes Playgroup
  • the extremely popular George pub and restaurant
  • a new Spaldwick service station (shown below), which sells an extensive range of goods, food and wine, and incorporates Costa Coffee, Subway and Greggs
  • 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
  • superfast broadband, offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps, with ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises being introduced in 2021
  • Kimbolton School, an independent school based in the nearby village of Kimbolton, which is located 4.5 miles (10 minutes) away.

Spaldwick has several clubs and groups

We have active Spaldwick clubs and groups, including:

  • Spaldwick Social Group, organising social events throughout the year, including the annual Spaldwick Fete and Santa Sleigh
  • Spaldwick Escape Group, offering youth nights and special events for young people of the village and surrounding villages
  • Spaldwick Bell Ringers.

Beyond Spaldwick, there are other clubs in nearby villages, including Kimbolton Rotary and a carpet bowls club.

Full-fibre broadband is available to all households

Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) – often termed ‘full-fibre broadband’ – is available to all residents in Spaldwick, offering download speeds up to 910 Mbps.

 

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 and photos, visit our History of Spaldwick page.

To get in touch or add news and information to this website, please email info@spaldwick.com.

 

Other pages you may be interested in:

Spaldwick News magazine   |  Spaldwick photos  |  Local clubs  |  Local schools