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Pymoor is located in Cambridgeshire
Location within Cambridgeshire
OS grid referenceTL495865
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
52°28′N 0°12′E / 52.46°N 0.20°E / 52.46; 0.20Coordinates: 52°28′N 0°12′E / 52.46°N 0.20°E / 52.46; 0.20

Pymoor is a village in Cambridgeshire in the vicinity of Ely and in the parish of Little Downham.[1] There are approximately 390 residents according to the 2011 census, although that figure probably includes the nearby settlements of Oxlode and Hundred Foot Bank.[2][3] It is sometimes referred to as Pymore or Pyemoor. In 1997, the earliest spelling on record was decided as the "official" spelling.[1]

The name Pymoor means "flies over bog" and the village sign shows a dragonfly settling on a bullrush in marshland.[1] It is on the edge of the Ouse Washes at Welches Dam by the New Bedford River, and as a result geographically a close neighbour of Manea, but many miles away by road.

The Pymoor Country and Agricultural show is an annual one day show.[2] A Methodist chapel is the only place of worship.[4] The area around the village was used for filming the 2007 film Atonement.


  1. ^ a b c Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network
  2. ^ a b Pymoor, Visit Ely
  3. ^ Pymoor vision, East Cambs District Council
  4. ^ Pymoor Methodist Archived 2013-12-19 at the Wayback Machine