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Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

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Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

Hinxton is a village in South Cambridgeshire, England. It is the home to the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, which includes the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. The 2001 population was 315. The River Cam runs through the village, as does the Cambridge to Liverpool Street railway, though the village has no station. Hinxton parish's southern boundaries form the border between Cambridgeshire and Essex.
Post townSAFFRON WALDEN
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL4945
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Dialling code01799
Population320
 

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

Hinkeston ~ Hestitone ~ Histetone

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

Hinxton (or Hinkeston), par. and vil., on S. border of Cambridgeshire, 2 miles NW. of Chesterford sta., 1503 ac., pop. 343; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Hinxton Hall.

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