Coveney, Cambridgeshire


Coveney, Cambridgeshire

Coordinates: 52°25′N 0°12′E / 52.42°N 0.2°E / 52.42; 0.2

Coveney
Coveney Parish Church - geograph.org.uk - 131339.jpg
St. Peter ad Vincula parish church
Coveney is located in Cambridgeshire
Coveney

 Coveney shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL496821
Parish Coveney
District East Cambridgeshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Cambridgeshire

Coveney is a village north of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire. Several bronze axes have been found here, shields and a few swords, all dating from the late Bronze Age.[1] Coveney is on a small 'island' rising to 43 feet (13 m) above sea level, some 3.5 miles (6 km) west of Ely city as the crow flies, but nearly twice that distance by the main road. The village is situated on a by-road which leaves the main Ely–Chatteris road at Wentworth crossroads, about 2 miles (3 km) south. This by-road, which has a branch to the hamlet of Wardy Hill, 1 mile (2 km) west of Coveney village, used to be the only metalled road into the parish. But the droves across Ely West Fen, by Frogs Abbey, to Downham Hythe, and from Wardy Hill to Witcham have recently been made up for wheeled traffic.

References

  1. ^ David Hall and John Coles (1994). Fenland survey : an essay in landscape and persistence. London: English Heritage. pp. 81–88. ISBN 1-85074-477-7. 

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