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Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

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Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

Whittlesford is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, and also the name of an old hundred. The village is situated on the Granta branch of the River Cam, seven miles south of Cambridge. Whittlesford Parkway railway station serves the village. Listed as Witelesforde in the Domesday Book, the name Whittlesford means "ford of a man called Wittel", indicating the importance of a local ford across the river in the village.
DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Post townCambridge
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL4748
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
Population1,568
 

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

Witelesforde

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

Whittlesford.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., Cambridgeshire, in S. of co.- par., 1915 ac., pop. 849; vil., Smiles S. of Cambridge; P.O.; has an endowed school; in vicinity is Whittlesford Hall, seat.

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