Coveney, Cambridgeshire

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Coveney Parish Church - - 131339.jpg
St. Peter ad Vincula parish church
Coveney is located in Cambridgeshire
Coveney shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 424 
(Including Wardy Hill. 2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL496821
Civil parish
  • Coveney
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°25′N 0°12′E / 52.42°N 0.2°E / 52.42; 0.2Coordinates: 52°25′N 0°12′E / 52.42°N 0.2°E / 52.42; 0.2

Coveney is a village north of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire. Several bronze axes have been found here, shields and a few swords, all dating from the late Bronze Age.[2] Coveney is on a small 'island' rising to 43 feet (13 m) above sea level, some 3.5 miles (6 km) west of Ely city as the crow flies, but nearly twice that distance by the main road. The village is situated on a by-road which leaves the main Ely–Chatteris road at Wentworth crossroads, about 2 miles (3 km) south. This by-road, which has a branch to the hamlet of Wardy Hill, 1 mile (2 km) west of Coveney village, used to be the only metalled road into the parish. But the droves across Ely West Fen, by Frogs Abbey, to Downham Hythe, and from Wardy Hill to Witcham have recently been made up for wheeled traffic.


  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics. Area: Coveney (Parish)". ONS. 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ David Hall and John Coles (1994). Fenland survey : an essay in landscape and persistence. London: English Heritage. pp. 81–88. ISBN 1-85074-477-7. 

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