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Pidley
Pidley Sign.jpg
The sign that welcomes drivers to the village



Pidley is located in Cambridgeshire
Pidley

 Pidley shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL327779
District Huntingdonshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Huntingdon
Postcode district PE28
Dialling code 01487
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Cambridgeshire


Pidley – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a small village north of St Ives. Together with Fenton it forms the parish of Pidley cum Fenton.

The name of the village originally meant "Woodland clearing of a man called Pyda".[1]

History[]

The village of Pidley has formed a single parish with that of neighbouring Fenton throughout its history. Together they were known as Pidele et Fenton in the 13th century, and Pidley has been variously listed as Pidel, Puddele, and Pydele during medieval times. The manor was held by Ely Abbey until the Dissolution of the Monasteries and passed to the Bishop of Ely.[2]

Church[]

Pidley church at sunset

The medieval parish church of All Saints stood on the site of the present church between at least the 12th century until it was pulled down in 1863. The Victorian replacement was constructed between 1864-5 using much of the original stone for the facing and has a west tower with spire. The only features surviving from the original church are a 14th-century window reset in the vestry, and a circular sundial in the north wall.[2]

Village life[]

The village has one public house, The Mad Cat.

Pidley is also home to the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team, a charity which does not actually carry out mountain rescue (the area is one of the flattest in the country), but raises money for people with disabilities.[3]

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