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Peakirk, City of Peterborough

Peakirk is a civil parish in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. For local government purposes it forms part of Newborough ward; for parliamentary purposes it falls within North West Cambridgeshire constituency. In 2001, the parish had a population of 321 persons and 139 households. Saint Pega (died c. 719) the sister of Saint Guthlac of Crowland, had a hermitage here.
Post townPeterborough
Administrative CountyCity of Peterborough
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridTF1606
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Dialling code01733

Other names by which Peakirk, City of Peterborough has been known in the past

Peag Kirke

Peakirk, City of Peterborough in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Peakirk, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire - par., 630 ac., pop. 245; vil., 6½ miles N. of Peterborough; P.O.

Peakirk, City of Peterborough in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

PEAKIRK (St. Pega), a parish, in the union and soke of Peterborough, N. division of the county of Northampton, 3 miles (S. E.) from Market-Deeping; containing 192 inhabitants. It comprises 551a. 3r. 12p., and is skirted by the river Welland. The living is a rectory, with that of Glinton annexed, valued in the king's books at £18. 3. 11½., and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Peterborough: the tithes have been commuted for about £600. The church was erected about three centuries since. St. Pega, in 714, settled here in a cell, afterwards converted by Edmund Atheling into a monastery, which, though twice destroyed by the Danes, existed till 1048: there are remains in the parish, now called the Hermitage.

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