Great Gidding


Great Gidding

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official_name= Great Gidding
country= England
region= East of England
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latitude= 52.434
longitude= -0.358
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shire_county= Cambridgeshire
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:"For the poem "Little Gidding" by T. S. Eliot see Four Quartets"

Great Gidding, Little Gidding and Steeple Gidding in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England are villages near Sawtry north west of Huntingdon.

Little Gidding

Little Gidding was the home of a religious community established in 1626 by Nicholas Ferrar. In 1633 Charles I visited the community; in 1646 he returned, fleeing Parliamentary troops who broke up the community.

A visit to St John's Church by T. S. Eliot in 1936 helped to inspire the poem from the "Four Quartets" of the same name.


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