Caldecote, South Cambridgeshire

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Caldecote Church.jpg
St Michael and All Angels Church
Caldecote is located in Cambridgeshire
Location within Cambridgeshire
Population1,737 (Including Childerley)(2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL349575
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCB23
Dialling code01954 (Highfields) 01223 (Caldecote)
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°12′00″N 0°01′34″W / 52.20°N 0.026°W / 52.20; -0.026Coordinates: 52°12′00″N 0°01′34″W / 52.20°N 0.026°W / 52.20; -0.026

Caldecote is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, in the district of South Cambridgeshire, England. It lies south of the A428, approximately six miles west of Cambridge and three miles east of Cambourne.

Nearby settlements are Hardwick and Toft to the east, Bourn to the west, Childerley to the north and Kingston to the south. Bourn Airfield lies on the north-west edge of the village.


The older part of the village lies to the south, just off the B1046 road and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.[2] The parish church, St. Michael and All Angels, parts of which date to the 14th century, is in this part of the village. Bourn Brook and the route of the former Oxford and Cambridge Railway run to the south of the village.

Highfields Caldecote[edit]

Highfields Caldecote is a newer development in the north of the village. The A428 was converted to a dual carriageway and was opened in 2007,[3] allowing easier access.

The development in Highfields led to a rapid increase in the population of Caldecote from an estimated 800 in 2001 to 1,737 in 2011.[4] It now proudly boasts a hairdressers, named Caldecutz, and a Social Club.


The village was home to the headquarters[citation needed] of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity known worldwide for developing the Raspberry Pi computer system.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The Agricultural History of Caldecote, Cambs Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 7 September 2007
  3. ^ Highways Agency - A428 Caxton Common to Hardwick Improvement Archived 16 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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