Little Eversden

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Little Eversden
Thatched barn in High Street - geograph.org.uk - 896411.jpg
Thatched barn in High Street
Little Eversden is located in Cambridgeshire
Little Eversden
Little Eversden
Little Eversden shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 559 [1]
600 (2011)[2]
OS grid reference TL368540
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CAMBRIDGE
Postcode district CB23
Dialling code 01223
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
52°10′01″N 0°00′00″E / 52.167°N 0.0°E / 52.167; 0.0Coordinates: 52°10′01″N 0°00′00″E / 52.167°N 0.0°E / 52.167; 0.0

Little Eversden is a village approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Cambridge, England. It has two main roads: Harlton Road which goes through Little Eversden and joins the A603, and High Street.

The Prime Meridian runs through the parish just to the west of the village, separating it from Great Eversden.

History[edit]

The history of Little Eversden is closely related to that of its neighbour Great Eversden, though the two have formed distinct parishes since at least the 13th century. The parish of Little Eversden, covering 790 acres, lies between the Bourn Brook to the north and Mare Way, the ancient ridgeway, to the south. The south-east border is largely formed by the Roman road from Cambridge to Arrington Bridge.[3]

Little Eversden had its own small village school until July 1968 when it was closed and the building is now the office of a company.

Church[edit]

St Helen's Church

Little Eversden obtained a church at a later date than Great Eversden and the two presumably shared a church for a period until the first church was built in the 13th century. No part of the original church survives.[3]

Little Eversden's present parish church has been dedicated to St Helen since at least the 14th century. The present building consists of a chancel, nave with north porch, and west tower, with the earliest parts dating from the 14th century when the nave and chancel were rebuilt. The restored font dates from the 13th century. The bells were restored in 2007 and two added making a ring of six.[3]

Village life[edit]

The village has a GP Surgery, a sports field and a pavilion.

Little Eversden had a public house, The Plough, from the start of the 19th century though it closed in the middle 20th century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 census
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely. 5. 1973. pp. 59–68. 

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