Interactive map of buildings and churches still standing dating from the C12th to C17th

The research for this part of the Mayflower 400 project started in mid 2019. The objective was to identify those buildings in Fenstanton and nearby St Ives, Hemingford Abbots and Hemingford Grey that would have existed when Mayflower Pilgrim John Howland lived locally.  Also included is the Bedfordshire village of Henlow where Elizabeth Tilly, her parents, Humility Cooper and Henry Samson – all passengers on the Mayflower - originated.

The map shows the location of the buildings. By clicking on the marker you can see more details of when they date from and images of them. Many of the buildings have changed over time but elements from the C16th and C17th – and sometimes earlier – still exist.

We are very grateful for the support of the St Ives Photographic Club (Tim Norman, Ray Houghton, Steve Laws, Debbie, Hall, Naomi Peel and Hayley Howatt), for supplying images of buildings in Fenstanton and the surrounding villages of Hemingford Abbots, Hemingford Grey and St Ives.  Other images were taken by Adrian Moss or 3rd parties with permission to use.

The Map

Click anywhere on the map to activate.  It can be enlarged so you can see the village and the properties.  Click on a building marker to see images of the property and details of when it dates from.

Colour Key

  • Fenstanton
  • Hemingford Abbots
  • Hemingford Grey
  • Henlow
  • Saint Ives

Video Production by Focus

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