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Stetchworth #FocusFriday

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Situated just 3 miles from the horse racing centre of Newmarket, Stetchworth may be a small village, but it is certainly a thriving and bustling one.

(You can find a map of the area at the bottom of this page.)

The Grade II listed St Peter's Church could comfortably accommodate a third of the village and still has parts dating back to the 13th Century. You would need to ask for a key to visit but you would be rewarded inside with a history lesson of the Barons and Lords of the village's past, and some intriguing statues and ancient graffiti!



A brisk 10minute walk from the Church will take you to The Ellesmere Centre in the heart of the village. Serving both Stetchworth and neighbouring Dullingham, this multi-purpose venue has superb sports facilities with an an AstroTurf pitch and squash courts as well as a sports hall with equipment for badminton and cricket. There is also a second hall for private functions and classes including dance, choir, fitness, gardening, and tennis. The Centre is also home to a local shop, the post office and a small library! It is your literal one stop shop for pretty much everything.

The nearest primary school is just a short walk away in Dullingham, where you can also find the nearest railway stop, which will get you to Cambridge in 15-20mins. With most places you need in walking distance, it is handy that there is one surviving pub in Stetchworth - The Marquis of Granby. A grand sounding name for an area that has its fair share of noble names - including those who used to reside at Sketchworth House and Sketchworth Park Stud. This was also the home of the Team GB showjumping team ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.


You can also step into some rich history by picking up the 'oldest road in Britain' and walk along the Icknield Way Path that passes through Stetchworth. The ancient trail is made up of old paths and Roman roads and passes through 6 counties. It follows old chalk paths and you can join it via the Devil's Dyke in Stetchworth village. There is a handy guide and interactive map on this website that you can view by clicking here. If you do try walking any of it, do let me know and send me a pic!


If you (or someone you know) is thinking of moving and would like some help finding your new home, or selling your current one, don't hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat via my contact page.


Transport:

Dullingham station is just over a mile away and connects via rail to Cambridge in 15-20mins.

Schools:

Nearest primary schools are:

The nearest secondary is:

Medical:

Nearest Doctors are approx 3 miles away:

Nearest Hospital approx 3 miles away:

There are 4 dentists all within 4 miles:


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