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Encyclopedia > Swavesey
OS Grid Reference: TL363685
Lat/Lon: 52°17′N 0°0′W
Population: 2,480 (2001 Census)
Dwellings: 986 (2001 Census)
Formal status: Village
County: Cambridgeshire
Region: East Anglia
Nation: England
Post Office and Telephone
Post town: Cambridge
Postcode: CB4
Dialling Code: 01954

Swavesey is a small village lying on the Greenwich Meridian with an approximate population of 2000. It lies between Cambridge and St. Ives in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A dwelling is a structure in which humans or other animals live. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 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. ... The BOGUS regions, also known as BOGUS FASCIST SCOTTISH Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (collectively, but also as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole), or the nations of the British Isles (traditionally... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... 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. ... The Prime Meridian, Greenwich The Prime Meridian is the meridian (line of longitude) passing through the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Greenwich, England; it is the meridian at which longitude is 0 degrees. ... 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. ... St Ives is a medium-sized market town the east of England (around 15 miles north-west of the city of Cambridge). ... 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. ...

The railway line from Cambridge to St. Ives which passes through Swavesey was closed in October 1970, plans to reopen the route as a railway or guided busway have been proposed over the years.

There are two schools in Swavesey, Swavesy Primary School, which claims to be the only school in the United Kingdom to lie on the meridian, and Swavesey Village College, a secondary school.

The village church in Swavesey is somewhat interesting, having a double aisle aspect to its nave.

Farming is the main industry in Swavesey, although most residents commute to work.

Swavesey has a village magazine, The Meridian.

See also

This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. ...

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