It has taken thirty years in the compiling but, finally, the Village Society announces the publication of an illustrated history of Impington Hall. Over one hundred maps, sketches and photographs are used to illustrate the history of this Elizabethan country house, which once stood on the Percheron Close site.
Lost in the post-war cull of such properties, for nearly 400 years the Hall was at the centre of the village. The book charts the evolution of the house and puts flesh on the bones of its owners, notably the Pepys. There are funny bits and sad bits. There are myths to be debunked and a lost road to be rediscovered. In addition, the text benefits from the insights of the diarist Samuel Pepys and the 18th century antiquarian, Reverend William Cole.
The publication will be on sale at Histon Library and the Feast Market at the beginning of July. Its recommended retail price will be £11.99 but we are offering it to local residents and Society members at the reduced price of £9.99. It can be ordered in advance with payment through our website contact, Barbara Parr at firstname.lastname@example.org or from our Publications Officer, Mrs Joyce Horkley 1, Park Drive, Impington CB24 9LY tel. 01223 232744. Please make cheques payable to Histon and Impington Village Society. Delivery by end of July 2016