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St. Ives

St. Ives Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: St Ives, Cambridgeshire Categories: GFDL images | GBdot ...

Statistics
Population: 15,860
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for TL305725
Administration
District: Huntingdonshire
County: Cambridgeshire
Region: East of England
Nation: England
Other
Ceremonial county: Cambridgeshire
Traditional county: Huntingdonshire
Post office and telephone
Post town: ST IVES
Postcode: PE27
Dialling code: 01480
Politics
UK Parliament: Huntingdon
European Parliament: East of England
England

St Ives is a medium-sized market town the east of England (around 15 miles north-west of the city of Cambridge). The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search The region (also known as government office region) is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... East of England is one of the official regions of England. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland — collectively, but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... Jump to: navigation, search UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... Jump to: navigation, search The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Huntingdon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Jump to: navigation, search The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... East of England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links England_flag. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... Jump to: navigation, search Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ...

Statue of Oliver Cromwell, town centre
Statue of Oliver Cromwell, town centre

Previously called Slepe, its name was changed to St Ives after the body, claimed to be that of a Persian bishop, Saint Ivo, was found buried in the town. For the past 1,000 years it has been home to some of the biggest markets in the country, and in the thirteenth century it was an important entrepot port. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 276 KB) The statue of Oliver Cromwell in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 276 KB) The statue of Oliver Cromwell in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. ... Jump to: navigation, search Unfinished portrait miniature of Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper, 1657. ... One of these three places is famous for the nursery rhyme and riddle As I Was Going to St Ives though it is not entirely clear which. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... An entrepôt is a trading centre, or simply a warehouse, where merchandise can be imported and re-exported without paying import duties. ...


St. Ive's CBD is believed to be in Market Hill and, perhaps, the area beyond through the car park to Waitrose. It is believed to be this because Waitrose probably is the highest turnover retailer in St. Ives and is a high order shop which is a characteristic of a CBD. It also has the highest concentration of chain retailers which is also a charactersitc of a CBD. It also attracts the most amount of people due to the market that is still held there on mondays.


Built on the banks of the wide, fast-flowing River Great Ouse between Huntingdon and Ely, St Ives has a famous chapel on its bridge. In recent years, St Ives has been the victim of severe yearly flooding during winter. However, property development on the main flood plain continues, risking more severe floods in the future. In the Anglo-Saxon era the Great River Ouse was a key position for trade with other tribes and to communicate with other tribes. This was because there is a fjord and was the only natural crossing point of the river for miles. In the 18th to 19th century it was a vital point for trade and navigation. It was used for trade because livestock and goods would be bought into the town via barges but when the railway was built and roads were improved the need for this diminished so the purpose of the Great River Ouse changed to mainly leisure and recreation which it remians so to this day. The Great Ouse at St Neots The River Great Ouse is a river in the east of England. ... This article is about the English town of Huntingdon. ... There are other places also called Ely. ... The fifteenth century St Ives Bridge across the fast-flowing River Great Ouse in St Ives, Cambridgeshire is famous for incorporating a chapel. ...


St Ives has one main secondary school (St Ivo), 3 primary schools (Thorndown, Wheatfields and Westfield, which was recently named outstanding by OFSTED), 1 fire station, 1 police station and 1 bus station shared between a population of around 15,000 in 1991. There used to be a train between St Ives and Cambridge, but this closed during the 20th century. The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) is a non-ministerial United Kingdom government department, established on 1st September 1992. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


St Ives has a successful rugby club. The rugby club's junior side has been very successful, bringing home the first County Championship trophy in 2003. The club is just on the outskirts of St Ives, just off Somersham Road. St Ives is most famous for the nursery rhyme and riddle As I Was Going to St Ives. A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ... A riddle is a form of word puzzle designed to test someones ingenuity in arriving at its solution. ... As I was going to St Ives is a traditional nursery rhyme which is generally thought to be a riddle. ...

The Quay, seen from the medieval bridge
The Quay, seen from the medieval bridge

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 295 KB) The Quay, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, by the River Great Ouse, as seen from the medieval bridge. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 295 KB) The Quay, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, by the River Great Ouse, as seen from the medieval bridge. ... The fifteenth century St Ives Bridge across the fast-flowing River Great Ouse in St Ives, Cambridgeshire is famous for incorporating a chapel. ...

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River Great Ouse edit
Administrative areas: Northamptonshire | Buckinghamshire | Bedfordshire | Cambridgeshire | Norfolk
Flows into: The Wash

Towns (upstream to downstream): Brackley | Buckingham | Stony Stratford | Newport Pagnell | Olney | Bedford | St Neots
Godmanchester | Huntingdon | St Ives | Ely | Littleport | Downham Market | King's Lynn
The Great Ouse at St Neots The River Great Ouse is a river in the east of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Jump to: navigation, search Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Wash, as seen looking west from Heacham, Norfolk The Wash is also the name of a 2001 film. ... Jump to: navigation, search Map sources for Brackley at grid reference SP5837 Brackley is a town in south Northamptonshire, England, situated on the River Ouse. ... Buckingham is a town situated in north Buckinghamshire approximately 10 miles from the border with Northamptonshire. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Map sources for Newport Pagnell at grid reference SP873437 Newport Pagnell is a town in the traditional county of Buckinghamshire, England. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bedford is the county town of the English county of Bedfordshire. ... St Neots Market Square St Neots is a town of about 28,000 people on the River Great Ouse, the largest town in Cambridgeshire, England (Cambridge itself is a city). ... Location within the British Isles. ... This article is about the English town of Huntingdon. ... There are other places also called Ely. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Map sources for Downham Market at grid reference TF6103 Downham Market, also known simply as Downham, is a town in Norfolk, England, with a population of around 7,500 people. ... Jump to: navigation, search Map sources for Kings Lynn at grid reference TF6120 Kings Lynn (usually known simply as Lynn locally) is a town in Norfolk, England (population 34,564) on the River Great Ouse. ...


Major tributaries (upstream to downstream by confluence): River Lovat (or Ouzel) | River Ivel
River Kym | Old Bedford River | New Bedford River | River Cam | River Lark | River Little Ouse | River Wissey
A confluence is the merger or meeting of two or more objects (or subjects) that seem to inseparably bind their respective forces or attributes into a point of junction. ... River Lovat is a river in England, also known as the River Ouzel, and a tributary of the River Great Ouse. ... The River Ivel is a river in the east of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search The River Kym is a river in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. ... The Old Bedford River is a tributary of the River Great Ouse in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. ... 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 River Cam is a tributary of the River Great Ouse in the east of England. ... The River Lark is a river in England. ... Little Ouse (light blue) and Great Ouse (dark) The Little Ouse is a river in the east of England, a tributary of the River Great Ouse. ... The River Wissey is a river in the east of England. ...


Major bridges (upstream to downstream): Great Barford Bridge | A428 Bridge St Neots
St Neots Town Bridge | Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
A14 bridge, River Great Ouse | Huntingdon Old Bridge | St Ives Bridge The early fifteenth century Great Barford Bridge spans the River Great Ouse at Great Barford, Bedfordshire. ... St Neots Market Square St Neots is a town of about 28,000 people on the River Great Ouse, the largest town in Cambridgeshire, England (Cambridge itself is a city). ... Godmanchester Chinese Bridge is a landmark of the town of Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire, England). ... The Old Bridge over the Great Ouse in Huntingdon, Cambs; the footbridge to Godmanchester is obscured. ... The fifteenth century St Ives Bridge across the fast-flowing River Great Ouse in St Ives, Cambridgeshire is famous for incorporating a chapel. ...

Longest UK rivers: 1. Severn 2. Thames 3. Trent 4. Aire 5. Great Ouse 6. Wye 7. Tay 8. Spey 9. Nene 10. Clyde 11. Tweed 12. Eden

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St Ives, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. (202 words)
St Ives is situated on the banks of the river Great Ouse, near Huntingdon, the birth place of Oliver Cromwell, in Cambridgeshire England.
St Ives is twinned with the town of Stadtallendorf in Germany.
St Ives has excellent schools and sporting facilities and it is not far from the major cities of Cambridge, Peterborough and Ely.
St Ives, Cambridgeshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1029 words)
St Ives is a significant market town in the east of England, around 24 km northwest of the city of Cambridge and 110 km north of London.
Previously called Slepe, its name was changed to St Ives after the body claimed to be that of a Persian bishop, Saint Ivo (not to be confused with Ivo of Kermartin), was found buried in the town.
St Ives has a main secondary school (St Ivo), 3 primary schools (Thorndown, Wheatfields and Westfield), a fire station, a police station, a bus station and 2 Post Offices.
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