Place:Alwalton, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameAlwalton
Alt namesAlwoltunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 140
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.54974°N 0.322644°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inCambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )

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Alwalton is a village in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire) in the United Kingdom, five miles (8 km) to the west of the city of Peterborough.

The village lies north west of Yaxley, overlooking the southern bank of the River Nene and close to the line of Ermine Street or the A1 road. Alwalton is a conservation area with a number of listed buildings, the most important of which are the Norman Church of St Andrew's and the Elizabethan Manor House.

The East of England Showground lies to the south of the village. The site is used each June for the East of England Show and at other times for commercial exhibitions.

Sir Henry Royce (27 March 1863 to 22 April 1933), the co founder of Rolls-Royce, was born in the village. Upon his death his ashes were buried in St Andrew's Church where a plaque has been placed on the wall as well on a spot on the floor, beneath which his ashes were buried in an urn. His remains were originally buried in 1933 beneath a statue of him at the Rolls-Royce works in Derby but in 1937 his urn was removed from there and was brought to Alwalton.

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