Chesterton and Kingston

Chesterton has been inhabited for thousands of years, however the Romans gave the village its name Castra- an encampment and ton- a settlement. The village lost one third of its inhabitants to the plague in 1348 and it merged with Kingston in the 17th century.

Chesterton Windmill located on the edge of the village was built in 1632. This 17th century cylindric stone tower is said to have been built as an observatory initially, however it soon became a windmill grinding corn.

More information about the Chestertons' history can be found on the Chesterton & Kingston Parish website