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Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire

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Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire

Norman Cross lies near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Traditionally in Huntingdonshire, it gave its name to a hundred and, from 1894 to 1974, Norman Cross Rural District. The junction of the A1 and A15 roads is here. It was the site of the world's first purpose-built prisoner-of-war camp or "depot" built during the Napoleonic Wars by the Navy.
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL1590
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire

Other names by which Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past

Normancross ~ Northmannescros

Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Norman Cross, hundred, Huntingdonshire, in N. of co., 49,049 ac., pop. 10,409; contains 24 pars, and a part.

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