4. ALCONBURY WESTON (C.d.).
(O.S. 6 in. (a)XIII S.E., (b)XVII N.E.)
Alconbury Weston is a parish and village 5 m.
N.W. of Huntingdon.
a(1). Homestead Moat in Hermitage Wood,
about 1,100 yards E.S.E. of Alconbury Hill cross-roads. There would appear to have been a hermitage in the immediate neighbourhood early in the
b(2). Bridge, over Alconbury Brook, towards
the N.W. end of the village, now consists of a central
pier and two abutments of ashlar with a modern
timber superstructure; the stone-work may be of
late mediæval date and is said to have come from
The following monuments, unless otherwise
described, are of the 17th century and of two
storeys, timber-framed and plastered; the roofs
are tiled or thatched. Some of the buildings have
original chimney-stacks and exposed ceiling-beams.
Condition—Good or fairly good, unless noted.
b(3). House, two tenements, on the W. side of
the road, 60 yards N.W. of (2) is of T-shaped plan
with the cross-wing at the E. end. The cross-wing
was built in the 16th century and has an original
brick and stone chimney-stack on the E. side; the
upper storey projects at the S. end of this wing.
The W. wing was added or re-built in the 17th
century. Inside the cross-wing is an early 17th-century staircase with flat, shaped balusters.
b(4). Cottage, on the N. side of the road, 180
yards E.S.E. of (2), has a late 17th-century added
wing at the back. The original central chimney
stack has small attached pilasters.
b(5). Cottage, E.S.E. of (4).
b(6). Cottage, 30 yards E.S.E. of (5), was largely
re-built late in the 18th century.
b(7). Cottage, on the S. side of the brook, 40
yards S. of (6).
b(8). Cottage, opposite (7) on the S. side of the
b(9). Cottage, 20 yards W. of (8).
b(10). Cottage, 50 yards E.S.E. of (8).