Conington, Huntingdonshire

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Not to be confused with Conington, South Cambridgeshire.
Signpost in Conington
Conington is located in Cambridgeshire
 Conington shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL176860
District Huntingdonshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°27′30″N 0°16′12″W / 52.45831°N 0.27°W / 52.45831; -0.27

Conington is a small village in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire. It lies within earshot of Ermine Street, now called the Great North Road, about 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Peterborough and 3 kilometres (2 mi) north of Sawtry.

The Cotton Baronetcy of Conington was created in the Baronetage of England on 29 June 1611 for the antiquary Robert Bruce Cotton (1570–1631), who also represented five constituencies in the House of Commons.[1] The novelist and editor Henrietta Maria Bowdler was born in Conington in 1750.[2]

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External links[edit]

  • Page at GENUKI - confusingly the church here was dedicated to St Mary which is the dedication of the church in the other Conington


  1. ^ ODNB: Stuart Handley, "Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce, first baronet (1571–1631)" Retrieved 14 March 2014, pay-walled.
  2. ^ M. Clare Loughlin-Chow, "Bowdler, Henrietta Maria (1750–1830)" Retrieved 14 March 2014, pay-walled.