Caldecote, Cambridgeshire

Caldecote, Cambridgeshire

infobox UK place
population=820 (2001) [Cambridgeshire County Council, [ 2001 Census Profile] - statistics are for Caldecote and Childerley parishes combined.]
shire_district=South Cambridgeshire
region=East of England
constituency_westminster=South Cambridgeshire

Caldecote is a village in Cambridgeshire, in the district of South Cambridgeshire. It is located south of the A428, approximately six miles west of Cambridge and three miles east of Cambourne.Nearby settlements are Hardwick and Toft to the east, Bourn to the west, Childerley to the north and Kingston to the south. Bourn Airfield lies on the north-west edge of the village.

The older part of the village lies to the south, just off the B1046 road and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. [ [ The Agricultural History of Caldecote, Cambs] , accessed 7th September 2007] The parish church, St. Michael and All Angels, parts of which date to the 14th Century, is located in this part of the village. Bourn Brook and the route of the former Oxford and Cambridge Railway runs to the south of the village.

Highfields Caldecote is a newer development in the north of the village, where there is a social club and a primary school. The village hall is situated next to the school and was built in 1998, replacing an older building next to the social club. Further development in Highfields since 2000 has led to the construction of a village shop, an extension to the school, a recreation ground and a hairdressing salon. A BP petrol station is located just outside Highfields on the former A428 road at Childerley Gate. The A428 was converted to a dual carriageway and was opened on 24th May 2007 [ [ Highways Agency - A428 Caxton Common to Hardwick Improvement] ] , easing driving to and from the village.


External links

[ Caldecote Parish Website]

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