Great Paxton

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Great Paxton
Great Paxton church from the South West - geograph.org.uk - 1417106.jpg
Great Paxton church from the South West
Great Paxton is located in Cambridgeshire
Great Paxton
Great Paxton
 Great Paxton shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL217629
District Huntingdonshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire

Coordinates: 52°15′00″N 0°13′01″W / 52.25°N 0.217°W / 52.25; -0.217

Great Paxton is a village near Little Paxton in Huntingdonshire (part of Cambridgeshire), England, north of St Neots. The grade I listed cruciform Saxon church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, dates from the 11th century.[1] The village shares the Great Ouse valley with the river and the East Coast Railway Line. It, and its church, are one of the oldest recorded areas in East Anglia, with records dating back to about 100BC.[citation needed]

Curiously, Great Paxton is much smaller than Little Paxton with a population of around 800. There is one public house in the village called The Bell. There is a primary school which is a Church of England school and has around 120 pupils aged from 4 to 11. Senior school pupils attend Longsands Community College in St Neots.

The village expanded in the 1970s through to the 1990s during which time the population went up from around 100 to its current number.

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