Lode, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates: 52°14′N 0°14′E / 52.24°N 0.24°E / 52.24; 0.24

Lode
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Lode Mill
Lode is located in Cambridgeshire
Lode
Lode
 Lode shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 913 [1]
OS grid reference TL529626
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CAMBRIDGE
Postcode district CB25
Dialling code 01223
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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Signpost in Lode

Lode is a small village in East Cambridgeshire on the southern edge of The Fens. It lies just north of the B1102 between Quy and Swaffham Bulbeck, 8 miles (13 km) to the north east of Cambridge.

The village's name is derived from its location at the southern end of Bottisham Lode that links it to the River Cam. A lode is an artificial water channel used to drain the Fens, thought to be of Roman origin.

Lode also has the smaller hamlet settlement of Long Meadow as part of the parish to the east along the B1102.

Lode is a comparatively new civil parish, having been separated from Bottisham in 1894.[2]

Anglesey Abbey[edit]

Main article: Anglesey Abbey

Lode is the location of Anglesey Abbey, which was formerly the home of the Fairhaven family, who lived there for many years, but is now the property of the National Trust. The 1st Lord Fairhaven was responsible for the unique gardens in the grounds of the former 12th-century abbey. Also part of the estate is Lode Mill, a restored watermill that is open to the public.

Church[edit]

Parish church of St James

In the 19th century, Anglesey Abbey was owned and occupied by Reverend Hailstone who was also vicar of Bottisham. Convinced that Lode merited its own church, he built the present church of St James, which was dedicated in 1853. The Hailstone family provided a vicar for the following 80 years.[3]

Village life[edit]

Children initially attend Bottisham Community Primary school and usually then go on to Bottisham Village College. After this they can go on to one of the many Further Education Sixth form college's, located in the nearby local City of Cambridge.

Notable Lodeians[edit]

Neighbouring villages[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics. Area: Lode (Parish)". ONS. 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, 1929
  3. ^ "St James, Lode". Achurchnearyou.com. 

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