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Grantchester, Cambridgeshire

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Grantchester, Cambridgeshire

Grantchester is a village on the River Cam or Granta in Cambridgeshire, England, close to Cambridge. It is listed in the Domesday Book (1086) as Grantesete and Grauntsethe. Grantchester is mentioned briefly in book IV, chapter 19 of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Grantchester is said to have the world's highest concentration of Nobel Prize winners, most of these presumably being current or retired academics from the nearby University of Cambridge.
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL4355
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01223
Population552 (2001 Census)

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

Granchester ~ Granteseta

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

Grantchester, par. and vil., on river Cam, in co. and 2½ miles SW. of Cambridge, 1591 ac., pop. 1147; P.O., called Granchester.

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