Black Horse Drove

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Black Horse Drove
Blackhorse Drove - - 439271.jpg
Black Horse Drove viewed from junction with Ten Mile Bank
Black Horse Drove is located in Cambridgeshire
Black Horse Drove
Black Horse Drove
Black Horse Drove shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL5991
• London 71 miles (114 km)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ely
Postcode district CB6
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°30′00″N 0°21′08″E / 52.5°N 0.3522°E / 52.5; 0.3522Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 0°21′08″E / 52.5°N 0.3522°E / 52.5; 0.3522

Black Horse Drove is a linear hamlet that lies 7 miles (11 km) north-north-east of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England in the civil parish of Littleport . Black Horse Drove is located off the Ten Mile Bank, a long road which runs alongside the north-western bank of the river Great Ouse between Littleport and Southery in Norfolk.

Black Horse Drove is in the Fens and much of the village is around 6 feet (1.8 m) below sea level.

The estimated population of Black Horse Drove in 2010 was 220 in 93 dwellings.[1]


A Wesleyan chapel was built in 1843[2] and rebuilt in 1897 but it has now been converted to a private residence.

A school was built in Black Horse Drove c.1874 but due to overcrowding and its dangerous condition, a new school called the Coronation County Primary Junior and Infants School was built in 1937.[2] The old school was used as a community centre until 2008 when it was acquired by Littleport Parish Council and then refurbished. The community centre re-opened on 15 October 2011.[3]

The Black Horse public house was built c.1912 but has closed and is now a private residence.

In Black Horse Drove there is also a children's play area and a playing field.


There is a bus service that runs one day a week to Littleport, Prickwillow and Ely.

The nearest railway station is 5 miles (8.0 km) away at Littleport.


  1. ^ "Black Horse Drove Village Vision (draft)" (PDF). East Cambs District Council. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Atkinson, T D; Hampson, Ethel M; Long, E T; Miller, Edward; Wells, H B; Woodgate, G M G. "Ely Hundred:Littleport in A History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely: Volume 4, City of Ely; Ely, N. and S. Witchford and Wisbech Hundreds". British History Online. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "New Centre Opens at Black Horse Drove". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

External links[edit]