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Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire

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Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire

Godmanchester is a small town and civil parish within the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire, in England. It lies on the south bank of the River Great Ouse, south of the larger town of Huntingdon, and on the A14 road. The town was on the site of the Roman town of Durovigutum. It was first chartered by King John in 1212, though it had been a market town and royal manor for some years.
DistrictHuntingdonshire
Post townHUNTINGDON
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL2470
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01480
Population5,500 (2001)
 

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

Godmundcester ~ Good Man Chester ~ Gormoncester ~ Gormonchester ~ Gumecester ~ Gumicaster ~ Gumicastrum ~ Gumicester ~ Godmundcestre

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

Godmanchester, mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Huntingdonshire, on r. Ouse, within parl. limits of Huntingdon, 4970 ac., pop. 2188; P.O.MARKET-DAY, Saturday. Its industries are wholly agricultural.

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