Cambridge, Gloucestershire

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Cambridge
Cambridge village entrance.JPG
Village entrance
Cambridge is located in Gloucestershire
Cambridge
Cambridge
 Cambridge shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference SO749037
Civil parish Slimbridge
District Stroud
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLOUCESTER
Postcode district GL2
Dialling code 01453
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Stroud
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°43′55″N 2°21′54″W / 51.732°N 02.365°W / 51.732; -02.365

Cambridge (/ˈkæmbrɪ/ ) is a hamlet in the district of Stroud, in the county of Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the A38 road between Bristol and Gloucester. It is about 3 miles (5 km) from Dursley and about 11 miles (18 km) from Gloucester.

The hamlet lies in the civil parish of Slimbridge and takes its name from the River Cam which flows through it. It has one public house, the George Inn. A second, the White Lion, closed and became a private residence. There are regular buses to Bristol, Gloucester, Stroud and Thornbury.

In nearby Slimbridge is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, that was founded by Peter Scott.[1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cambridge like this:

CAMBRIDGE, a hamlet in Shinbridge parish, Gloucester; on the river Cam, 4 miles NNW of Dursley. It has a post office under Stonehouse. It was known to the Saxons as Cwatbriege; and was the scene of a battle, in the time of Edward the Elder, between the Saxons and the Danes.

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