Welcome to Ramsey

Ramsey, an historic English market-town in the district of Huntingdonshire and the county of Cambridgeshire, and it's outlying villages of Ramsey Forty Foot, Ramsey Heights, Ramsey St Mary's and Ramsey Mereside.

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Before the fens were drained, Ramsey was an island in the Fens. The Main Street in Ramsey is the Great Whyte which extends right down to the Mere. The Mere used to supply the town with eels, fish and fowl and a means of transport.

The town of Ramsey was built up around the gate of Ramsey Abbey. The Abbey was governed by an Abbot, who in the early years also controlled most of what went on in the Town. Ramsey was visited by King Edward III with his mother and Roger Mortimer. The people of Ramsey accused the Abbots of taking a large amount of the Hugh le Despenser Treasury. The Abbots appealed to the Bishop of Ely for support against the charges. This could be one of the reasons for the omission of Ramsey in the Doomsday Book.

Ramsey is one of the five principle towns in the District of Huntingdonshire, the others being the administrative centre of Huntingdon, St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire and the Roman town of Godmanchester.

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FLOOD WARNING CLEARED

The Flood Warning for the Lower River Great Ouse in Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Cambridgeshire has been removed.

News Date: 17/11/2019 11:14

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Flood Alert 15 Nov 2019

Please note a FLOOD ALERT for areas of Huntingdonshire in effect as follows:

River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 15/11/19. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith, including Hen Brook, Fox Brook, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to continue rising today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, or as the situation changes.

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Forthcoming Events in or around Ramsey

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Town' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

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An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 23/11/2019 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in Huntingdon

From 10:00 until 19:30 on Saturday 23/11/2019 at Huntingdon Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in Huntingdon

From 14:00 until 19:30 on Saturday 23/11/2019 at All Saints Church (Huntingdon)

An 'Out of Town' event in Huntingdon

From 10:00 until 16:00 on Sunday 24/11/2019 at Huntingdon Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 12:00 until 18:00 on Sunday 24/11/2019 at St Neots Market Place

More forthcoming events in Ramsey

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Ramsey