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East Cambridgeshire District

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Status: District
Region: East of England
Admin. County: Cambridgeshire
- Total
651.28 km²
Admin. HQ: Elymarker
ONS code: 12UC
- Total ( )
- Density


/ km²

Ethnicity: 95.9% White
1.0% S.Asian
1.1% Mixed
1.8% Chinese or Other

East Cambridgeshire District Council
Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
MPs: Malcolm Moss, James Paice

East Cambridgeshire (Locally known as East Cambs or East Cambs District Council) is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, Englandmarker. Its council is based in Elymarker.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974 with the merger of Ely urban district, Ely Rural Districtmarker and Newmarket Rural Districtmarker.

According to a report by the Halifax bank in 2004, East Cambridgeshire has the fastest population growth rate of any British local authority other than the City of Londonmarker. [53462]


The recent Fenland survey of archaeological finds mentions an enumeration of findings made between 1884 and 1994 in the region to the north of Devil's Dyke and Cambridgemarker, from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age (the region south of Devil's Dyke is not yet included in the survey). By far the greatest quantities of bronze objects found in England were discovered in East Cambridgeshire.

The most important Bronze Age finds were discovered in Islehammarker (more than 6500 pieces), Stuntneymarker, Sohammarker, Wickenmarker, Chippenhammarker, Coveneymarker, Mepalmarker and Wilburtonmarker. These findings include swords, spear-heads, arrows, axes, palstaves, knives, daggers, rapiers, armour, decorative equipment (in particular for horses) and many fragments of sheet bronze. The greater part of these objects have been entrusted to the Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmundsmarker while other items are in the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropologymarker in Cambridgemarker. Other finds include traces of cremations and barrows, golden torques, an extensive ditch system and a wooden track-way between Fordey Farm (Barway) and Little Thetford. Bronze razors have also been found and it is well known that Celts shaved their cheeks.

Towns and villages in East Cambridgeshire


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