St Mary's church, Potton (c) Bikeboy
St Mary's church, Potton (c) Bikeboy

Potton is a small market town just a few miles east of Sandy, near the Cambridgeshire border. The town belonged to the Earls of Huntingdon in the Middle Ages and held a market here as early as 1200. Until the early 20th century the village was home to a horse fair that attracted visitors from across the county.

The parish church of St. Mary the Virgin is an enjoyable 13th century building featuring a rod staircase.

The RSPB national headquarters is located midway between Sandy and Potton, in an attractive tract of 100 acres of woodland, with nature trails through the woods and facilities for wildlife and bird observation.

About Potton
Address: Potton, Bedfordshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location map
OS: TL223 491
Photo Credit: Bikeboy, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lodge Nature Reserve - 2.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Biggleswade Castle - 3.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Abbotsley, St Margaret's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Edworth, St George's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Shuttleworth Collection - 5.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Moggerhanger Park - 5.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Little Barford, St Denys - 5.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Roxton, Congregational Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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Local Information Centre
Sandy Town Council
10 Cambridge Road
SG19 1JE
Tel: 01767 682 728
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-2pm