Heydon, Cambridgeshire

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Heydon is located in Cambridgeshire
 Heydon shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 206 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TL429393
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°01′59″N 0°04′59″E / 52.033°N 0.083°E / 52.033; 0.083

Heydon is a village in the East of England region and the county Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. The area of the village is 862 hectares (2,130 acres). The parish of Heydon was transferred from Essex to Cambridgeshire in 1894.[1] Heydon has the King William IV Pub as its only pub. The village also has the Wood Green Animal Shelter Small Animals Rescue Home. And on the edge of Heydon it has its own Golf Course "Heydon Grange Golf Club consisting of an 18hole and 9 hole golf course with Driving Range. It is also situated on what is one of the highest places in Cambridgeshire, with nearby village Great Chishill being the very highest.

Holy Trinity church, in the centre of the village, was seriously damaged in a bombing raid in 1940. The south arcade was undamaged as was the chancel (which is from 1866) but the north aisle and the nave were entirely rebuilt.[2] Holy Trinity is part of the parish of the Icknield Way together with the Chishills, Chrishall, Elmdon with Wenden Lofts and Strethall churches.

The Anglo-Saxon earthwork Bran Ditch rises in Heydon and runs to Fowlmere.


  1. ^ George F. Bosworth, "Essex", 1909, p13
  2. ^ "The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire", Pevsner 1954, 2nd edition p406.

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

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