Welcome to our lovely traditional stone village, of which we are very proud. We have an idyllic location on the northern border of the county of Cambridgeshire, in the district (and former county) of Huntingdonshire between the River Nene and the A1 trunk road.
We boast a historic church and a genealogy stretching back into Roman times when Water Newton was the site of the Roman garrison town of Durobrivae. An important archealogical find, The Water Newton Treasure, dating back to the village's Roman origins now resides in the British Museum.
We are a friendly, forward looking village with a pride in the appearance of our village and a firm committment to the preservation of our lovely church. We host regular social events and our newest and most successful so far is the annual Music Fest.
Many in the area already know us for the picturesque lock on the River Nene, the beautiful walks and the coarse fishing on the river.
We hope you will enjoy making our acquaintance.
Unearthing Our Roman History – Durobrivae and Edmund Tyrell Artis – 2019
Dr Stephen Upex will give an exciting first hand illustrated insight into the findings from the July 2019 excavations in the Roman Town. The excavation was carried out under the direction of Peter Guest, Mike Luke and Dr Stephen Upex. The organisations involved were Cardiff University, (Peter Guest) Cambridge University, (Dr Stephen Upex), the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust, (Dr Stephen Upex), Albion Archeology (Mike Luke) and Barbican Archaeological Associates.
Geoffrey Dannell of the NVAT will take a brief look at the life of Edmund Tyrell Artis, (1789-1847), the first excavator during the 19th century at this significant Roman Site.
Adult Ticket Price £10 plus £1 booking fee. Tickets are expected to sell quickly so book without delay.