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Cambridgeshire
Image:EnglandCambridgeshire.svg
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region East of England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 15th
3,389 km²
Ranked 15th
3,046 km²
Admin HQ Cambridge
ISO 3166-2 GB-CAM
ONS code 12
NUTS 3 UKH12
Demographics
Population
- Total (2006 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 29th
752,900
222 / km²
Ranked 20th
589,600
Ethnicity 94.6% White
2.6% S.Asian
Politics
Arms of Cambridgeshire County Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
Image:Cambridgeshire_Ceremonial_Numbered.png
  1. Cambridge
  2. South Cambridgeshire
  3. Huntingdonshire
  4. Fenland
  5. East Cambridgeshire
  6. Peterborough (Unitary)

Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. Cambridgeshire contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen. The county town is Cambridge. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ... 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This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Jonathan Simon Djanogly (born June 3, 1965) is British politician and solicitor Conservative Member of Parliament for Huntingdon. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... David Howarth David Ross Howarth (born November 10, 1958) is a British Liberal Democrat politician and Member of Parliament for Cambridge. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Stewart James Jackson (born January 31, 1965) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Andrew Lansley Andrew David Lansley CBE MP (born 11 December 1956) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Malcolm Douglas Moss (born 6 March 1943, Audenshaw, Manchester) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire North East. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... James Edward Thornton Paice (born 24 April 1949, Suffolk) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Shailesh Vara Shailesh Lakhman Vara (born September 4, 1960) is a British Conservative Party politician. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Districts in the Ceremonial County of Cambridgeshire. ... This article is about the city in England. ... South Cambridgeshire is a mostly rural district of Cambridgeshire, England. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Fenland is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, England. ... East Cambridgeshire is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Peterborough is a city in the East of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ... Norfolk (IPA: //) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Silicon Fen (sometimes the Cambridge Cluster) is the name given to the region around Cambridge, England, which is home to a large cluster of high-tech businesses, especially those related to software, electronics, and biotechnology. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... This article is about the city in England. ...


Cambridgeshire is twinned with Kreis Viersen in Germany. Viersen is a Kreis (district) in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

Contents

History

Cambridgeshire was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Grantbridgeshire" (or rather Grentebrigescire). Covering a large part of East Anglia, Cambridgeshire today is the product of several local government unifications. In 1888 when county councils where introduced, two were set up, following the traditional division of Cambridgeshire into the area in the south around Cambridge, and the liberty of the Isle of Ely. In 1965, these two administrative counties were merged to form Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. In 1974, this then merged with the county to the west, Huntingdon and Peterborough (which had been created in 1965 by the merger of Huntingdonshire with the Soke of Peterborough - a part of Northamptonshire which had its own county council). The resulting county was called simply 'Cambridgeshire'. A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... The Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England, is a traditional region around the city of Ely. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Stub | Cambridgeshire ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Huntingdon and Peterborough was a short-lived administrative county in East Anglia. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... The Soke of Peterborough is an historic area of England that is traditionally associated with the City of Peterborough and Diocese of Peterborough, but considered part of Northamptonshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ...


Since 1998 the City of Peterborough has been a separately administered area, as a unitary authority, but is associated with Cambridgeshire for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy, and functions such as policing and the fire service. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Peterborough is a city in the East of England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Flag of a Lord Lieutenant The title Lord Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom, usually in a county or similar circumscription, with varying tasks throughout history. ...


In 2002, the conservation charity Plantlife unofficially designated Cambridgeshire's county flower as the Pasqueflower. Plantlife is a U.K. plant conservation charity. ... A county flower is a flowering plant chosen to symbolise a county. ... Binomial name Pulsatilla vulgaris L. Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower or Common Pasque flower) belongs to the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), native to western, central and southern Europe. ...


A great quantity of archaeological finds from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age were made in East Cambridgeshire. Most items were found in Isleham. For referencing in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Citing sources. ... Stone Age fishing hook. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... East Cambridgeshire is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Isleham is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Cambridgeshire. ...


The Cambridgeshire Regiment (or Fen Tigers) county based army unit fought in South Africa, WWI and WWII. Th Cambridgeshire Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army; it was solely a territorial unit, and did not contain a regular battalion. ...


Most English counties have nicknames for people from that county, such as a Tyke from Yorkshire and a Yellowbelly from Lincolnshire; the traditional nickname for people from Cambridgeshire is 'Cambridgeshire Camel' or 'Cambridgeshire Crane', referring to the wildfowl which were once abundant in the fens. Tyke can refer to: A Mixed-breed dog The Yorkshire dialect or a Yorkshireman A child The rapper or hip-hop musician name Tyke This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term Yellowbelly might refer to: A Yellowbelly (Lincolnshire) Yellowbelly (band), Texas The golden perch, an Australian fish, also called callop The Yellowbelly Rockcod — a fish (Notothenia coriiceps) The Yellowbelly Slider — an aquatic turtle found in the south-eastern United States The Eastern Yellowbelly Racer — a snake (Coluber constrictor flaviventris... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ...


Original historical documents relating to Cambridgeshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies. Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies Service (CALS) is a UK local government institution which collects and preserves archives, other historical documents and printed material relating to the modern county of Cambridgeshire, which includes the former counties of Huntingdonshire and the Isle of Ely. ...


Geography

Large areas of the county are extremely low-lying and Holme Fen is notable for being the UK's lowest physical point at 2.75 m (9 ft) below sea level. The highest point is in the village of Great Chishill at 146 m/480 ft above sea level. Other prominent hills are Little Trees Hill and Wandlebury Hill in the Gog Magog Downs, Rivey Hill above Linton, Rowley's Hill and the Madingley Hills. In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... Little Trees Hill is the highest point of the Gog Magog Downs, a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the south-east of Cambridge. ... Wandlebury Hill (Grid reference: TL493534) is a hill in the Gog Magog Downs, a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge. ... The Gog Magog Downs (also known as the Gog Magog Hills or simply the Gogs) are a range of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge. ... Rivey Hill is a hill overlooking Linton in Cambridgeshire. ... Linton is a village in Cambridgeshire much expanded since the 1960s and now being one of several dormitory villages of Cambridge. ... Rowleys Hill is a hill in Cambridgeshire, near the villages of Harston and Newton. ...


Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Cambridgeshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of English Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 5,896 228 1,646 4,022
2000 7,996 166 2,029 5,801
2003 10,154 207 2,195 7,752
  1. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  2. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  3. ^ includes energy and construction
  4. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

AWG plc is based in Huntingdon. The RAF has a few bases in the Huntingdon and St Ives area. Most of Cambridgeshire is agricultural. Close to Cambridge is the so-called Silicon Fen area of high-technology (electronics, computing and biotechnology) companies. ARM Limited is based in Cherry Hinton. AWG plc is a British water and waste management company. ... RAF redirects here. ... St Ives is a medium-sized market town the east of England (around 15 miles north-west of the city of Cambridge). ... Silicon Fen (sometimes the Cambridge Cluster) is the name given to the region around Cambridge, England, which is home to a large cluster of high-tech businesses, especially those related to software, electronics, and biotechnology. ... Image:ARM-Cambridge. ... , Cherry Hinton is a town in Cambridgeshire, England. ...


Education

Cambridgeshire has a completely comprehensive education system with 12 independent schools and 29 state schools, not including sixth form colleges. The average number of pupils in England achieving 5 GCSEs at grades A-C including English and Maths is 45.8%; for Cambridgeshire it is 50.1% which is one of the highest in England for traditional counties. Huntingdonshire district has the highest school population by year, with Fenland having the smallest (closely followed by East Cambridgeshire). There is variation across the county with South Cambridgeshire having a very high percentage with 5 grades A-C; one of the highest performing districts in England. South Cambridgeshire simply does not have any bad schools. At GCSE, the best state school is Comberton Village College (CVC) in Comberton in South Cambridgeshire, with Parkside Community College in Cambridge also doing well. The worst school at GCSE is the Queen's School in Wisbech. Huntingdonshire has five good schools and two low performing schools, which could be similar to a selective education system. At A level, the county does reasonably well, but not as good as the results found at GCSE. In general the independent schools do the best at A level, which is not true for the situation in other nearby counties. In the East of England, only one Cambridgeshire state school has particularly good A level results - the Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge. The other state schools are average, but the county has A level results as a whole above the England average. Overall at A level, the best results are dominated by the independent schools, with Perse School for Girls being the best, followed by The Perse School, both in Cambridge. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... A sixth form college is an educational institution in England, Wales or Northern Ireland where students aged 16 to 18 complete post-compulsary further education qualifications, such as A Levels. ... Comberton is a village in south Cambridgeshire, in East Anglia, England. ... A view of the college from the front entrance Parkside Community College (known as Darkside by many current and former pupils) is a state secondary school with 600 places for children aged 11 - 16, situated in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. ... Hills Road Sixth Form College (HRSFC) is a state funded co-educational sixth form college in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. ... The Perse School for Girls is an independent, fee-paying day school for girls aged 7–18 situated near the centre of Cambridge, England. ... The Perse School is a fee-paying secondary day school for boys 11–18 and girls at 16+ situated in Cambridge, England. ...


Average score at GCSE by council district (%)

% of pupils with 5 grades A-C including Maths and English in 2006.

  • South Cambridgeshire 61.1
  • East Cambridgeshire 53.4
  • Cambridge 51.9
  • Huntingdonshire 48.9
  • (City of Peterborough Unitary Authority 39.4)
  • Fenland 36.6

Settlements

These are the settlements in Cambridgeshire with a town charter, city status or a population over 5,000; for a complete list of settlements see list of places in Cambridgeshire. This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. ...

The town of Newmarket is surrounded on three sides by Cambridgeshire, being connected by a narrow strip of land to the rest of Suffolk. For other places named Burwell, see here. ... This article is about the city in England. ... CHATTERIS PEOPLE HAVE WEBBED FEET, SOPHIE FULLER IS HOMOSEXUAL Location within the British Isles Chatteris is one of four market towns in the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire, situated in The Fens between Whittlesey and Ely. ... Statistics Population: 15,102 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL535799 Administration District: East Cambridgeshire Shire county: Cambridgeshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cambridgeshire Historic county: Cambridgeshire Services Police force: Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town: ELY... Post Street in Godmanchester Godmanchester is a small town in England, immediately south of the larger town of Huntingdon on the southern bank of the River Great Ouse. ... Huntingdon is a town in the county of Cambridgeshire in East Anglia, England. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Location within the British Isles March is a historic market town in the Cambridgeshire fens, on the River Nene. ... This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. ... Sawston is a large village in Cambridgeshire in England, situated on the River Cam seven miles south of Cambridge. ... Linton is a village in Cambridgeshire much expanded since the 1960s and now being one of several dormitory villages of Cambridge. ... Sawtry is a large village in the district of Huntingdonshire in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. ... For the Sanskrit word Soham Soham is a small town in the English county of Cambridgeshire. ... St Ives is a medium-sized market town the east of England (around 15 miles north-west of the city of Cambridge). ... , Not to be confused with St Neot. ... OS Grid Reference: TF460098 Lat/Lon: Population: 20,200 (2001 Census) Dwellings: 9,145 (2001 Census) Formal status: Town Administration County: Cambridgeshire Region: East of England Nation: England Post Office and Telephone Post town: Wisbech Postcode: PE13, PE14 Dialling Code: 01945 Wisbech (IPA: ) is a market town and inland port... Whittlesey (historically known as Whittlesea - the name of the railway station is still spelt this way - or Witesie) is an ancient Fenland market town around six miles (10 km) east of Peterborough in the county of Cambridgeshire in England. ... Yaxley is a village in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. ... Newmarket is a market town in the English county of Suffolk,approximately 65 miles (105 kilometres) north of London, which has grown and become famous because of its connection with race horses and Thoroughbred horse racing at Newmarket Racecourse. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ...


Places of interest

Key
Image:AP_Icon.PNG Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Amusement/Theme Park
Image:CL_icon.PNG Castle
Country Park Country Park
English Heritage
Image:FC icon.png Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum
Museums (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Zoo

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Abbeys and priories in England is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in England. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of amusement parks which are or were based in the UK. Alton Towers Adventure Island American Adventure Barry Island Pleasure Park Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackgang Chine Brean Leisure Park Brighton Pier Camelot Theme Park Chessington World of Adventures Clarence Pier Crealy Dobwalls Diggerland Drayton Manor Dreamland... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Castles in England is a link page for any castle in England. ... Image File history File links Country_Park1. ... A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... The standard of English Heritage English Heritage is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ... Forrestry Commision logo for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... The Forestry Commission (established in 1919) is a non ministerial Government Department responsible for forestry in Great Britain. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic houses in England is a link page for any stately home, country house or other historic house in England. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The following is a partial list of zoological gardens (zoos): // Egypt Giza Zoo Alexandria Zoo Qariyet El Assad (Lions Village) South Africa National Zoo, Pretoria Johannesburg Zoo[1] East London Tanzania Saa Nane Museum and Zoo, Mwanza Afghanistan Kabul Zoo, Kabul Bangladesh Dhaka Zoo, Mirpur, Dhaka China Beijing Zoo Chengdu... The house at Anglesey Abbey Anglesey Abbey is a country house, formerly a priory, in the village of Lode, 5 Â½ miles (8. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Buckden Towers is a 15th century fortified manor house, located on the high street in Buckden in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Denny Abbey is a former abbey near Waterbeach, six miles (10 km) north of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Devils Dyke near Gallows Hill, near Burwell. ... Duxford Chapel is a chapel that was once part of the Hospital of St. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... Duxford is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, some ten miles south of Cambridge. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Front of Ely Cathedral Ely Cathedral (in full, The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely) is the principal church of the diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England, and the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Ely. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Flag Fen Iron Age roundhouse reconstruction Flag Fen near Peterborough, England is a Bronze Age site, probably religious. ... The Gog Magog Downs (also known as the Gog Magog Hills or simply the Gogs) are a range of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge. ... The Hereward Way is a long distance footpath in England. ... Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, is best known for its time as a school, which was attended by Oliver Cromwell and Samuel Pepys. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Houghton Mill is a water mill located on the Great Ouse in the village of Houghton, Cambridgeshire. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The Icknield Way is one of the oldest roads in Britain, being one of the few long-distance trackways to have existed before the Romans occupied the country. ... Kimbolton Castle in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, is best known as the final home (or prison) of King Henry VIIIs first queen, Catherine of Aragon. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Nene Park is the football stadium of Rushden & Diamonds Football Club. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Wansford station viewed from the road A view of the station at Peterborough Swedish B Class No. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The New Bedford River, also known as the Hundred Foot Drain because of the distance between the tops of the two embankments on either side of the river, is a man-made tributary of the River Great Ouse in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. ... The Old Bedford River is a tributary of the River Great Ouse in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. ... The Ouse Valley Way is a 150-mile footpath following the River Great Ouse from its source near Brackley in Northamptonshire to its mouth in The Wash near Kings Lynn. ... The Ouse Washes are an area in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. ... Paxton Pits is an area of active and disused gravel pits at Little Paxton near St Neots in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Peckover House & Garden is a National Trust property located in North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Peterborough Cathedral Plan Peterborough Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, and is very unusual amongst mediæval cathedrals in Britain because of its triple front (dominated by the statues of the three saints) and overall asymmetrical appearance. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... What remains of Ramsey Abbey is a ruined abbey gatehouse, in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, south east of Peterborough and north of Huntingdon. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... View north from Kings College bridge The River Cam is a tributary of the River Great Ouse in the east of England. ... For other Rivers named Ouse, see Ouse The River Great Ouse is a river in the east of England. ... RSPB Ouse Washes is a nature reserve in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England, managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Welches Dam. ... The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge houses the Universitys collections of local antiquities, together with archaeological and ethnographic artefacts from around the world. ... Wandlebury Hill (Grid reference: TL493534) is a hill in the Gog Magog Downs, a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Wicken Fen Wicken Fen is a wetland nature reserve situated near the village of Wicken, Cambridgeshire, England. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Wimpole Hall in 1880. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The Wisbech and March Bramleyline is an embryonic heritage railway that aims to reinstate services over the disused March to Wisbech line. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... WWT Welney is one of nine wildfowl and wetland reserves managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust The reserve is at Welney in Cambridgeshire, England, 12 miles north of Ely, 26 miles north of Cambridge and 33 miles east of Peterborough. ...

Famous people from Cambridgeshire

Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904)
Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904)

As well as those born in the county there are many notable people from, or associated with, Cambridgeshire who moved there, particularly due to the presence of Cambridge University. Image File history File links Cambridge-260x345. ... Image File history File links Cambridge-260x345. ...


Cambridgeshire lays claim to Prime Ministers John Major and Oliver Cromwell, businessmen Henry Royce and Peter Boizot, social reformers Octavia Hill and Thomas Clarkson, and economist John Maynard Keynes. Scientists include Brian J. Ford and Stephen Hawking, and Nobel laureate Harold Kroto. John Clare, Samuel Pepys, Douglas Adams, and Jeffrey Archer are all famous literary figures who hail from Cambridgeshire. For other persons named John Major, see John Major (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oliver Cromwell (disambiguation). ... Statue of Sir (Frederick) Henry Royce, standing outside the companys HQ at Moor Lane, Derby The statue inscription, brief life story of Frederick Henry Royce Sir Henry Royce (March 27, 1863 - April 22, 1933) was a pioneering car manufacturer, who with Charles Stewart Rolls founded the Rolls-Royce company. ... Pizza Express restaurant in London PizzaExpress is a chain of pizza restaurants originating in the United Kingdom. ... Octavia Hill (Wisbech, 1838 - 1912) was an English social reformer, particularly concerned with the welfare of the inhabitants of cities, specifically London, in the second half of the 19th century. ... Thomas Clarkson by Carl Frederik von Breda Thomas Clarkson (28 March 1760 – 26 September 1846), abolitionist, was born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, and became a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... “Keynes” redirects here. ... Brian J. Ford (born 1939 in Corsham, Wiltshire) is an English independent scientist, prolific author and popular interpreter of scientific issues for the general populace, whose scientific papers and numerous books have been published internationally. ... Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... Harold Kroto Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS (born 7 October 1939) is an English chemist and one of the winners of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. ... John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, in his time commonly known as the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet, the son of a farm labourer, born at Helpston near Peterborough. ... Samuel Pepys, FRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary. ... Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ... Not to be confused with Geoffrey Archer or Baron Archer of Sandwell. ...


In entertainment, cartoonist Ronald Searle, comedian Rory McGrath, television presenter Sarah Cawood, and radio sports presenter Adrian Durham are all from Cambridgeshire. Paul Nicholas, Richard Attenborough and Warwick Davis are all associated with film, while musicians include Andrew Eldritch, lead singer of The Sisters of Mercy; Andy Bell, lead singer for Erasure; David Gilmour and Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett of Pink Floyd; Don Airey, keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple; trombonist Don Lusher; Keith Palmer, of dance music band The Prodigy; Nigel Sixsmith, founding member of The Art Of Sound and well known Keytar player; and Matt Bellamy. Athletes Joe Bugner, Sir Jack Hobbs, and Marty Scurll are also from the county. Ronald William Fordham Searle (born March 3, 1920) is an Internet Coffee Phone. ... McGrath presenting More Own Goals & Gaffs DVD. Rory McGrath (born March 27, 1956) is an English comedian. ... Sarah Cawood (born 7 August 1972 in Bolton, England) is a British television presenter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official Biography Paul Nicholas became a household favourite with his role as Vince in the BAFTA Award-winning BBC television series Just Good Friends and for LWT’s major drama series Bust for which he was nominated Best Actor. ... Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur. ... Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970) is an English actor. ... A closeup of Eldritch at a concert in Portland, OR, in March of 2006. ... For the religious organisation of this name, see Sisters of Mercy. ... {{Infobox musical artist [[Image:| Name = Andy Bell | Img = AndyBell ElectricBlue. ... This article is about the a musical group Erasure. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English musician best known as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter in the band Pink Floyd. ... Roger Keith Syd Barrett (January 6, 1946 – July 7, 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... Don Airey Don Airey (born June 21, 1948) is the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord. ... Don Lusher OBE ( November 6, 1923 – July 5, 2006) was a jazz and big band trombonist best known for his association with the Ted Heath Jazz Band. ... Maxim in the music video for the Prodigy single Poison. Keith Keeti Palmer (born 21 March 1967, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England), best known as Maxim or Maxim Reality, is an MC of the British electronica/rave band The Prodigy. ... The Prodigy (or just Prodigy)[1] are an English band. ... Nigel Sixsmith was born in 1957 in Peterborough England. ... The Art Of Sound was formed in Peterborough, England in 1973 to promote the use of Synthesizers in both modern and classical music. ... A Yamaha SHS-10 keytar A rock band member using a Keytar A keytar is a keyboard or synthesizer worn around the neck and shoulders, similar to a guitar. ... Matthew Bellamy (born June 8, 1978) is the lead singer and guitarist of British rock group Muse. ... Joe Bugner born (March 13, 1950 in Szőreg, Hungary) was a British and Australian heavyweight boxer. ... This article is about Jack Hobbs the Surrey & England cricketer. ... Marty Scurll is a English professional wrestler from Cambridgeshire. ...


Richard Garriott, televangelist Peter Foxhall, and Hereward the Wake are from Cambridgeshire. Richard Garriott in Lord British attire Richard Allen Garriott (born July 4, 1961; nickname Lord British) is a significant figure in the video game industry. ... Peter Christopher Foxhall (born February 7, 1941) is an Australian clergyman, evangelist and author, who was born in St Neots, Huntingdonshire (now in Cambridgeshire), England. ... // Hereward the Wake, known in his own times as Hereward the Outlaw or Hereward the Exile, was an 11th century leader in England who led resistance to the Norman Conquest, and was consequently labelled an outlaw. ...


See also

Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely was an administrative county in England, created in 1965 by merging Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely county council areas, thus reconstructing the traditional Cambridgeshire. ... This is an incomplete list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. ... This is a list of High Sheriffs of Cambridgeshire. ... Cambridgeshire Council is elected every four years. ... Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies Service (CALS) is a UK local government institution which collects and preserves archives, other historical documents and printed material relating to the modern county of Cambridgeshire, which includes the former counties of Huntingdonshire and the Isle of Ely. ... Cambridgeshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire. ... Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire and the unitary authority of Peterborough. ...

External links

  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • The Fens of North Cambridgeshire
  • Cambridge Market Place Webcam
  • Cambridgeshire Family History Society
  • Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network

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