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Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

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Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Great Shelford is a village located approximately four miles (6 km) to the south of Cambridge, in the county of Cambridgeshire, in eastern England. In 1850 Great Shelford parish contained 1,900 acres intersected by the river Cam. The population in 1841 was 803 people. By 2001, this had grown to 3,949. The village was deemed Britain's twenty-second richest village by The Daily Telegraph in 2011. Great Shelford is twinned with Verneuil-en-Halatte, in the Oise département of France.
DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Post townCambridge
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL4652
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01223
Population3,949 (2001)
 

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

Shelford ~ Shelford Great

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

Shelford, Great, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Shelford), Cambridgeshire - par., 1900 ac., pop. 972; vil., 3 miles S. of Cambridge; P.O.; near the vil. is Great Shelford House, seat.

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