The Village of Alconbury

Location information for the Village of Alconbury in the District of Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England, UK


Local Map Location in the County
The local map of Alconbury The position of Alconbury in the County

Local Information

Community Type


In the Parish of


Community Website

Alconbury Village Website


Summary history of Alconbury

Alconbury is four miles north-west from Huntingdon. Here is the well know "Alconbury Hill" on the great coaching road to the north. A short distance south of the village is Matcham's gibbet, where was executed Jarvis Matcham, whose murder of Benjamin Jones a drummer-boy on the 2nd August 1786, is the theme of Barham's poem "The Dead Drummer of Salisbury Plain" in the Ingoldsbury Legends