Elsworth Village

Elsworth Village SignElsworth is a Cambridgeshire village with a population of approximately 670. The 2001 Census Summary is available here. The village is surrounded by farmland, but the A14, A428 and M11 are all within easy reach (Click here for Map).

Bus services link Elsworth with Cambridge and St Ives, and the nearest rail services are from St Neots, Huntingdon and Cambridge.

The village has two pubs (The Poacher and The George & Dragon), a church, a primary school, a pre-school, a recreation ground, a business park, a village community shop and an outreach Post Office facility twice a week in the sports pavilion.

The Rev Wilbert Awdrey, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, was rector of Elsworth at the time he wrote the first “Thomas” book.

Elsworth Parish Council welcomes your views on local matters. Matters for the attention of the council should be addressed to the Clerk, who may be contacted at clerk@elsworthvillage.co.uk or by phone on (01954) 267664.

The Elsworth Times is the bi-monthly parish magazine. Contributors and advertisers should contact the Editor by email, Elsworthtimes-newsletter@yahoo.co.uk

The Elsworth & Knapwell Chronicle 1773-1900 is a fascinating insight into village life in bygone days. It is reproduced with the kind permission of John Shepperson and © the Swavesey & District History Society.

The Elsworth Chronicle 1900-1943.  Further extracts from The Cambridge Chronicle, transcribed by local historian Dorothy Bienek, reviewed here by Mike Petty, and obtainable from the author on (01954) 267278 at £4 plus postage.

The Church & Village of Elsworth, Cambridgeshire. If you would like to obtain a copy of Elizabeth Evans’ fascinating 60-page book, please contact Swavesey & District Local History Society on (01954) 230313.