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Horningsea, Cambridgeshire

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Horningsea, Cambridgeshire

Horningsea is a small village north of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire in England. The parish covers an area of 6.63 km. It lies on the east bank of the River Cam, and on the road from Cambridge to Clayhithe. The nearest railway station is Waterbeach. Listed as Horningesie in the Domesday Book, the village's name derives from either "Island (or dry ground in marsh) of a man called Horning" or "Island by the horn-shaped hill".
DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Post townCAMBRIDGE
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL4962
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
Population331 2001
 

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

Hornsea ~ Horningesie

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

Horningsea, par. and vil., in co. and 3½ miles NE. of Cambridge, 1580 ac., pop. 409.

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