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Signpost in Holywell cum Needingworth
Needingworth is located in Cambridgeshire
 Needingworth shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL351706
District Huntingdonshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°19′12″N 0°01′01″W / 52.32°N 0.017°W / 52.32; -0.017

Needingworth – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village east of St Ives and just west of the Prime Meridian.

The village is attached to Holywell by a single road, connecting the two villages.

There is only one shop, currently a 'One Stop', which is also a Post Office on the Needingworth high street. There are also two pubs (not including the Ferry Boat Inn in Holywell) in Needingworth, The Pike and Eel and The Queen's Head.

There is a Church-of-England primary school, a village hall with bowls club and various good walks in the area. Also tennis courts.

The Villager is the local newsletter of the area, a copy of which is delivered free to every household in the parish of Holywell-cum-Needingworth.

The quarry[edit]

There is a significant aggregate extraction operation based just to the east of Needingworth. The quarry will be turned into wetland with the co-operation of the RSPB. The resulting 600 hectares (1,483 acres) wetland will constitute 50% of the UK's reedbed target.[1]

Bus services[edit]

There are two bus routes serving the village;

  • Route A (Busway, Stagecoach in Huntingdonshire) to St Ives and Cambridge (peak times only)
  • 21 (Go Whippet) to St Ives or Somersham/Ramsey


  1. ^ Hanson Aggregates, 2007

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