Coveney, Cambridgeshire

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Coveney
Coveney Parish Church - geograph.org.uk - 131339.jpg
St Peter ad Vincula church
Coveney is located in Cambridgeshire
Coveney
Coveney
Location within Cambridgeshire
Population424 
(Including Wardy Hill. 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTL496821
Civil parish
  • Coveney
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEly
Postcode districtCB6
PoliceCambridgeshire
FireCambridgeshire
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
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 northwest of Ely in Cambridgeshire.

Coveney is on a small Fen 'island' rising to 43 feet (13 m) above sea level, some 3.5 miles (6 km) west from 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[when?] been made up for wheeled traffic.

The Church of England parish church of St Peter ad Vincula is a Grade I listed building.[2]

Several artefacts from the late Bronze Age have been found here, including bronze axes, shields and a few swords.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics. Area: Coveney (Parish)". ONS. 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Coveney  (Grade I) (1331472)". National Heritage List for England.
  3. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

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