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Swavesey is a village lying on the Greenwich Meridian in Cambridgeshire, Englandmarker, with an approximate population of 2,480.

Signpost in Swavesey


It lies between Cambridgemarker and St. Ivesmarker.

Amenities and history

The village motto is 'Steadfast in Work and Play' [103297].

The railway line from Cambridgemarker to St. Ivesmarker which passes through Swavesey was closed in October 1972, plans to reopen the route as a new railway or a guided busway have been proposed over the years and construction of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway is underway in 2007 and 2008 with completion due in late 2009.

The village church in Swavesey [103298], dedicated to St. Andrew, has a double aisle aspect to its nave.

Farming is the main industry in and around Swavesey [103299], although most residents commute to work. A sail-less windmill stands in fields near the village [103300].

Swavesey has a village magazine, The Meridian.

The MG Owners' Club has its UK headquarters just outside the village and offer servicing for all models of the famous Britishmarker MG brand of sports cars and classic cars.

A public house in the village centre is the White Horse Inn [103301], adjacent to the village post office and shop [103302].


There are two schools in Swavesey, Swavesey Primary School, which claims to be the only school in the United Kingdommarker to lie on the meridian, and Swavesey Village College, a secondary school.Swavesey Village College (ages 11–16) has an intake from surrounding villages like Overmarker, Bar Hillmarker, Longstantonmarker, Fenstantonmarker and more. The school uses a vertical tutor system.


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