Gunthorpe, Peterborough

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Gunthorpe is a residential area of the city of Peterborough in the United Kingdom.[1] Since 2015 Gunthorpe has its own ward within Peterborough City Council that also encompasses parts of South Werrington.[2]

Most primary school students attend Gunthorpe Primary School and Norwood Primary School.[3] Secondary school pupils attend Queen Katherine Academy which is located on the former site of Walton Comprehensive School.[4] Other students attend Ken Stimpsons Community School in new Werrington and the upcoming Manor Drive Academy which will open in 2022 as part of the Roman Fields development.[5]

Development in Gunthorpe has been ongoing since the 1950s. The new Roman Fields development is in progress across the A15 and will include parks and a new academy. Development at the Roman Fields has been concurrent since 2006.[6]

There has also been activity in the north of Paston which is now Gunthorpe Ridings- a large development dating back to 1982 to 1988 by Wilcon Homes. Previously Wilcon Homes's area office was located on Meal's Gate.[7]

On the primary road going straight through Gunthorpe, there is two shop units, a pub and school. The school being opened as a primary school in 1975 and the 2 shop units and pub all opening with the Wilcon Homes development although the shop units have switched firms multiple times.[8]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 142 Peterborough (Market Deeping & Chatteris) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229248.
  2. ^ "LGBCE | Local electoral arrangements finalised for Peterborough City Council | LGBCE Site".
  3. ^ daw, wd; wad, adw; daw, dwa; wad, dw. [ "Gunthorpe, Peterborough"] (PDF). Retrieved 13 January 2022. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
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  6. ^ "Roman Fields, Peterborough | Keepmoat". Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  7. ^ "WILCON HOMES MIDLANDS LIMITED overview - Find and update company information - GOV.UK".
  8. ^ "The Harrier Pub Restaurant | Peterborough".

Coordinates: 52°36′40″N 0°15′03″W / 52.61111°N 0.25083°W / 52.61111; -0.25083