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St Neots, Cambridgeshire

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St Neots, Cambridgeshire

St Neots /sɨnt ˈniːʊts/ is a town and civil parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, England, next to the Bedfordshire county border. Until 1974 it was part of Huntingdonshire. It lies on the River Great Ouse in Huntingdonshire District, 15 miles west of Cambridge and 49 miles north of central London. St Neots is the largest town in Cambridgeshire with a population of 26,356 in the 2001 census, although this has grown considerably since then with an estimated population of 29,450 in 2011.
DistrictHuntingdonshire
Post townST. NEOTS
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL1860
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01480
Population26,356 (2001)
 

Other names by which St Neots, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past

Ainulphsbury ~ Neots St ~ Saint Needs ~ Saint Neots

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

St Neot's, market town and par. with ry. sta., Huntingdonshire, on river Ouse, 8 miles SW. of Huntingdon and 52 N. of London - par., 4750 ac., pop. 3136; town (comprising parts of Eynesbury and St Neot's pars.), pop. 4261; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. At Eynesbury, which occupies the site of a Roman station, are the remains of a Benedictine monastery (974), which became connected with St Neot, the recluse, by the conveyance to it of his relics from Cornwall. St Neot's has a spacious market-place, a large iron foundry, and extensive papermills.

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