Shingay cum Wendy

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Shingay cum Wendy
Shingay cum Wendy is located in Cambridgeshire
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Shingay cum Wendy shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 104 (2001)[1]
139 (2011)[2]
OS grid reference TL311472
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROYSTON
Postcode district SG8
Dialling code 01223
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
52°06′30″N 0°05′09″W / 52.1083°N 0.08577°W / 52.1083; -0.08577Coordinates: 52°06′30″N 0°05′09″W / 52.1083°N 0.08577°W / 52.1083; -0.08577

Shingay cum Wendy is a civil parish in the English county of Cambridgeshire, around 5 miles north west of Royston.

Forming part of the district of South Cambridgeshire's Bassingbourn Ward the parish's main settlements are Shingay and Wendy.

As Shingay cum Wendy has a low number of electors the affairs of the parish are run by the parish meeting system.

History[edit]

The parish historically consisted of two separate parishes: Shingay and Wendy. The two were united in 1957 to form the present civil parish which covers an area of 1,791 acres (725 ha). The parish's straight eastern boundary with Whaddon follows the Roman Ermine Street (now the A1198), and its northern boundary with Croydon and Arrington follows the winding course of the River Cam. Its south and western borders with Bassingbourn, Abington Pigotts, and Steeple Morden largely follow field boundaries.[3]

RAF Bassingbourn covers a portion of the south-eastern part of the parish, and was built just prior to the Second World War.

For additional history, see the pages for Shingay and Wendy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 census
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely. 8. 1982. pp. 135–142. 

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