The Poacher Inn, Elsworth (c) Robert Edwards
The Poacher Inn, Elsworth
(c) Robert Edwards

Elsworth is a large village of thatched cottages and farmhouses grouped around a brook. Above the brook is a beautiful 14th-century church, with fine interior furnishings including carved linenfold stalls decorated with poppy heads.

Nearby is Childerley Hall, an Elizabethan manor built in 1560 by Sir John Cutts. Childerley once hosted the unfortunate Charles I, who was brought here in 1647 by Cromwell's soldiers after he was captured at Holdenby Hall, in Northamptonshire. There is a huge barn (333 feet in length) attached to the house.

About Elsworth
Address: Elsworth, Cambridgeshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location map
OS: TL316 636
Photo Credit: Robert Edwards, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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