Conington, South Cambridgeshire

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Conington
Conington Church - geograph.org.uk - 2270.jpg
Conington Church
Conington is located in Cambridgeshire
Conington
Conington
Conington shown within Cambridgeshire
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District
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Post town Cambridge
Postcode district CB23
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Cambridgeshire
52°16′39″N 0°03′57″W / 52.277522°N 0.065704°W / 52.277522; -0.065704Coordinates: 52°16′39″N 0°03′57″W / 52.277522°N 0.065704°W / 52.277522; -0.065704

Conington is a small village in the South Cambridgeshire district of Cambridgeshire with about 50 houses and 150 residents. The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Elsworth. It lies about one mile (1.5km) southeast of Huntingdon and one mile south of the A14 road. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. It has a wonky steeple and houses one of the oldest bells in Cambridgeshire. There are some pictures and a description of the church at the Cambridgeshire Churches website.[1] The village has two ponds; one is next to the church and the other is near the Manor House. The pond near the church used to be used as a splash pond for washing cart wheels. The pond near the Manor House used to supply water for Conington Hall. The pond is notoriously deep, and claimed the lives of two young boys in the Victorian era, when they attempted to learn to swim across it using a rope. The rope snapped, and the boys drowned. Today the pond is a tranquil place, and is known fondly by locals, as big tree corner.

The village has a pub called The White Swan.

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  1. ^ The church's page at the Cambridgeshire Churches website

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