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An Ostrich at Johnson's Farm in the village of Oldhurst in Huntingdonshire
An Ostrich at Johnson's Farm in the village of Oldhurst, Huntingdonshire


Waldhyrst, Waldehirst (xiii cent.); Woldhirst, Wold Hyrst (xiv cent.); Waldehurst, Whollde Hurst (xvi cent.), Old Hurst and Oldhurst (Modern)

Old Hurst, sometimes referred to as Oldhurst, is a small ring village located in the centre of the hundred of Hurstingstone in the District of Huntingdon. Its present day name derives from Waldhyrst (13th Century) - "Hill with trees, or possibly clearing in the trees" - but of the great forest that once surrounded it, the Wold, little remains. As can be seen from the picture above Old Hurst has some unusual residents at Church Farm . If you visit the Eccentric Englishman Tea Rooms at the farm you can see the Ostriches and other exotic creatures.

Old Hurst is one of the parishes of the District of Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is Huntingdon, the other principle towns being St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of Godmanchester and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Oldhurst