Borough Fen

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Borough Fen
Borough Fen is located in Cambridgeshire
Borough Fen
Borough Fen
 Borough Fen shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 126 (2011 census)[1]
Unitary authority Peterborough
Ceremonial county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire

Coordinates: 52°39′25″N 0°13′01″W / 52.657°N 0.217°W / 52.657; -0.217

Borough Fen is a civil parish in the City of Peterborough unitary authority in Cambridgeshire, England. The parish is to the North of Peterborough City Centre, just below the county border with Lincolnshire.

Described by John Marius Wilson in 1870 as "BOROUGH-FEN (Ville), an extra-parochial tract in Peterborough district, Northampton; 5 miles N by E of Peterborough. Acres, 3,130. Real property, £6,086. Pop., 202. Houses, 31." [2]

History[edit]

Energy Farm Plan[edit]

In March 2013 a plan was put forward for a collection of wind and solar farms in Newborough Farm (part of Borough Fen), along with nearby America Farm and Morris Fen. They were expected to cost around £200million covering 900 acres of Peterborough farmland, the council claimed they would bring in £100million over 25 years. However in 2014 due to a change in government energy tariff's and a lack of support the plan for Newborough Farm has been scrapped.[3]

Borough Fen Map 1856
Borough Fen Population[4][5]
Borough Fen Pill Box

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borough Fen: Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Office For National Statistics. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Mark. "City council may go ahead with solar farm plan". http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/. Peterborough Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Borough Fen Population". http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census Data". https://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Borough Fen, Cambridgeshire at Wikimedia Commons