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Comberton
OS Grid Reference: TL383563
Lat/Lon: 52°11'N 0°01'ECoordinates: 52°11'N 0°01'E
Population: 2,189 (2001 Census)
Dwellings: 917 (2001 Census)
Formal status: Village
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County: Cambridgeshire
Region: East Anglia
Nation: England
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Post town: CAMBRIDGE
Postcode: CB23[1]
Dialling Code: 01223
Comberton village green and pond
Comberton village green and pond

Comberton is a village in south Cambridgeshire, in East Anglia, England.

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[edit] Geography

Comberton is about 6 miles (10 km) west of the city of Cambridge, and just half a mile (800 m) east of the Meridian Line, lying at a modest elevation of around 25 feet (8 m) above sea-level. The parish covers 1,954 acres (7.9 km²), and is part of the administrative district of South Cambridgeshire. Nearby villages include Barton to the east and Toft to the west. Comberton is twinned with Le Vaudreuil, a village near Rouen, France.

The village is home to Comberton Village College, which has these other villages in its catchment area: Barton, Bourn, Cambourne, Hardwick, Haslingfield, and Toft.

[edit] History

Archaeological finds, including a Neolithic polished stone axe (found to the south of the current village) and a Bronze Age barrow (to the north), suggest there has been a settlement here for thousands of years. A Roman Villa was discovered in 1842. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Cumbertone", and clearly dates to at least the 11th Century. Some of the houses in the village date from the 14th Century.

Comberton today has a current population of about 2400 (as of 2005). It features two churches: the Church of England St. Mary's, an Early English-style building dating from the 13th Century, and a Baptist Church dating from 1861. It also has one pub, shops, a primary school - Meridian Community Primary School and a highly respected Village College, post office, a recreation ground, a Doctor's Surgery, and, at the centre of the village a village pond with resident ducks.

The village has two football teams, Comberton Crusaders FC being one of them. Comberton Crusaders operates 9 boys youth football teams as well as 2 girls teams. They train at Comberton Village College's Astroturf during winter, and on Comberton recreation ground during summer.

The Meridian Line is commemorated by a Meridian Line stone plaque on north side of the main road (B1046). It is opposite the Cambridge Meridian Golf club, situated between Comberton and its neighbour village Toft. The line runs up the 14th fairway according to the club, but if you follow the co-ordinates it is actually on the white tee of the 15th hole.

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  1. , Postcode changed from CB3 to CB23 in September 2006

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