Caldecote, Cambridgeshire

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Caldecote Church.jpg
St Michael and All Angels Church
Caldecote is located in Cambridgeshire
Caldecote shown 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
EU ParliamentEast 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 in Cambridgeshire, in the district of South Cambridgeshire. It is located 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 located in this part of the village. Bourn Brook and the route of the former Oxford and Cambridge Railway runs to the south of the village.

Highfields Caldecote[edit]

Highfields Caldecote is a newer development in the north of the village, where there is a social club and a primary school. The village hall is situated next to the school and was built in 1998, replacing an older building next to the social club. Further development in Highfields since 2000 has led to the construction of a village shop, an extension to the school, a recreation ground and a hairdressing salon. A BP petrol station is located just outside Highfields on the former A428 road at Childerley Gate. The A428 was converted to a dual carriageway and was opened on 24 May 2007,[3] allowing easy access.

The development in Highfields saw a rapid increase in the population of Caldecote from an estimated 800 in 2001 to 1,737 in 2011.[4]


The village is home to the headquarters 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.
  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.

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