Peakirk

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Coordinates: 52°37′59″N 0°16′01″W / 52.633°N 0.267°W / 52.633; -0.267

Peakirk
Peakirk is located in Cambridgeshire
Peakirk
Peakirk
 Peakirk shown within Cambridgeshire
Unitary authority Peterborough
Ceremonial county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Peterborough
Postcode district PE6
Dialling code 01733
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
Signpost in Peakirk

Peakirk is a civil parish in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. For local government purposes it forms part of Newborough ward; for parliamentary purposes it falls within Peterborough constituency. In 2001, the parish had a population of 321 persons and 139 households.[1]

Saint Pega (died c. 719) the sister of Saint Guthlac of Crowland, had a hermitage here.[2] The parish church is dedicated to St Pega and the name of the village is derived from "Pega's church".[3]

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1946 to preserve and maintain Britain's many species of waterfowl, had a reserve here until 2001.[4]

Glinton cum Peakirk Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary School is situated in neighbouring Glinton; secondary pupils attend Arthur Mellows Village College also in Glinton.

Peakirk also has an unusual war memorial. An oak-panelled frame with 48 photographs and details of the service of all who served from the village during world war one, and not just those who died.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peakirk CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  2. ^ The Hermitage at Peakirk Hidden Heritage (retrieved 19 December 2009)
  3. ^ Church of St Pega Hidden Heritage (retrieved 19 December 2009)
  4. ^ http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/environment/sale_mystery_as_buyer_seals_peakirk_deal_1_136982
  5. ^ [1] Peakirk Village website

External links[edit]

Media related to Peakirk at Wikimedia Commons