British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Cambridgeshire » Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire

Local area map loading...

Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire

Fenstanton – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village near Hemingford Grey two miles south of St Ives lying on the south side of the River Ouse. Known as Stantun in the 11th century, Staunton and Stanton Gisbrit de Gant in the 13th century, the name Fenstanton (and Fennystanton) appeared from the 14th century. The name "Fenstanton" means "fenland stone enclosure".
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL3168
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Dialling code01480

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

Fen Stanton ~ Fenny Stanton ~ Ffenistanton ~ Stantone

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

Fen Stanton, par. and vil., Huntingdonshire, 2 m. S. of St Ives, 2400 ac., pop. 1067; P.O., called Fenstanton.

Your comments about Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire

What do you know about Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus