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Interesting facts and information about St Neots
- St Neots set in easy access of the A1 and major rail networks is famous for its attractive and historic market town centre and riverside walks. St Neots is very popular with commuters looking for a good selection of shops, restaurants and open spaces in which to enjoy their leisure time
- St Neots is a town and civil parish in the non metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire, England, within the historic county of Huntingdonshire, next to the Bedfordshire county border.
- Lying on the River Great Ouse in the Huntingdonshire District, 49 miles north of central London,15 miles west of Cambridge and 29 miles south of Peterborough.
- The largest town in Cambridgeshire is St Neots with a population of approximately forty thousand, though it is developing rapidly with lots of new houses being built. Eaton Socon and Eaton Ford, two villages across the county boundary formed by the River Great Ouse in Bedfordshire, were merged into St Neots in 1965. Technology-based industries are located in some of the town’s light industrial estates, and there is a gas turbine power station at Little Barford on the edge of the town. Recent development has added Eynesbury Manor, Love’s Farm, and the Island, Little Paxton. It is projected that the population of the town will be sixty five thousand by the end of the Huntingdonshire Local Plan period (2036).
- From a historical perspective St Neots is named after the Cornish monk Saint Neot. Granted a market charter in 1130, Pilgrimage to St Neots brought prosperity for the town. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the town enjoyed further prosperity through brewing, corn milling, brewing, stagecoach traffic and railways. The town and its industry grew rapidly after the Second World War, as London councils paid for new housing to be built in the town to rehouse families from London. The first London overspill housing was completed in the early 1960s.