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Ailsworth, City of Peterborough

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Ailsworth, City of Peterborough

Ailsworth or Ailesworth is a village and civil parish in the City of Peterborough unitary authority, about 4.5 miles west of the city centre. The parish is part of the former Soke of Peterborough, which was considered part of Northamptonshire but was more recently part of Cambridgeshire. The village's toponym comes from the Old English Ægeleswurth. The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as Eglesworde. The common lands of Ailsworth and the neighbouring parish of Castor were not enclosed until 1898.
Post townPeterborough
Administrative CountyCity of Peterborough
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridTL1198
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01733
Population413 (2001 census)
 

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

Ailesworth ~ Eglesworde

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

Ailsworth, hamlet, Castor par., N. Northamptonsh., 5 miles W. of Peterborough, pop. 333.

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