Caldecote, South Cambridgeshire

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For the village in the district of Huntingdonshire, see Caldecote, Huntingdonshire.

Coordinates: 52°12′00″N 0°01′34″W / 52.20°N 0.026°W / 52.20; -0.026

Caldecote
Caldecote Church.jpg
St Michael and All Angels Church
Caldecote is located in Cambridgeshire
Caldecote
Caldecote
 Caldecote shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 820 (2001)[1]
OS grid reference TL349575
District South Cambridgeshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CAMBRIDGE
Postcode district CB23
Dialling code 01954 (Highfields) 01223 (Caldecote)
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South Cambridgeshire
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Caldecote is a village in Cambridgeshire, in the district of South Cambridgeshire. It is located south of the A428, approximately six miles west of Cambridge and three miles east of Cambourne.

Nearby settlements are Hardwick and Toft to the east, Bourn to the west, Childerley to the north and Kingston to the south. Bourn Airfield lies on the north-west edge of the village.

History[edit]

The older part of the village lies to the south, just off the B1046 road and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.[2] The parish church, St. Michael and All Angels, parts of which date to the 14th Century, is located in this part of the village. Bourn Brook and the route of the former Oxford and Cambridge Railway runs to the south of the village.

Highfields Caldecote[edit]

Highfields Caldecote is a newer development in the north of the village, where there is a social club and a primary school. The village hall is situated next to the school and was built in 1998, replacing an older building next to the social club. Further development in Highfields since 2000 has led to the construction of a village shop, an extension to the school, a recreation ground and a hairdressing salon. A BP petrol station is located just outside Highfields on the former A428 road at Childerley Gate. The A428 was converted to a dual carriageway and was opened on 24 May 2007,[3] allowing easy access.

The development in Highfields saw a rapid increase in the population of Caldecote from an estimated 800 in 2001 to an estimated 1,690 in 2010, according to County Council reports.[4]

Economy[edit]

The village is home to the headquarters of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity known worldwide for developing the Raspberry Pi computer system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cambridgeshire County Council, 2001 Census Profile - statistics are for Caldecote and Childerley parishes combined.
  2. ^ The Agricultural History of Caldecote, Cambs, accessed 7 September 2007
  3. ^ Highways Agency - A428 Caxton Common to Hardwick Improvement
  4. ^ [1] County Council reports

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