- Eaton Ford
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Eaton Ford
region= East of England
post_town= ST. NEOTS
postcode_district = PE19
Eaton Ford is a district of
St Neotsin Cambridgeshire, England. Until 1965 it was a separate village in the county of Bedfordshire, [Young, Rosa (1996), "St Neots Past", p 121, Phillimore and Co Ltd. ISBN 1-86077-025-8] when it was absorbed through boundary changes. Eaton Ford lies on the west bank of the River Great Ouse, on the western side of St Neots. The old village centre is still identifiable with a triangular village green and several old farmhouses remaining amongst the newer houses.
History of Eaton Ford
In Anglo-Saxon times Eaton Ford was known as Sudbury but became known as Eaton Ford as it was next to the village of Eatun (now
Eaton Socon) and was sited at the ford across the River Great Ouse, the main route from the south to the town of St Neots.
In recent decades Eaton Ford expanded quickly, but generally beginning later than other parts of St Neots which were included in the
London overspillprogramme. From the 1960s until the 1980s there were four main housing developments: the Milton Avenue and Gainsborough Avenue area (the 'Poets' Estate); the Meadowsweet, Silverweed and Burwell Road developments (Bovis Estate); the area around Brook Road and Orchard Road; and the Trafalgar Road / Jutland Rise area (Battles Estate). There have also been a number of smaller infilldevelopments on brownfieldsites in the area.
As Eaton Ford grew, it absorbed the ancient hamlets of Crosshall Ford and Maltmans Green. The name 'Crosshall' remains in the name of a local school, a road, and some recently erected roundabout signs. Maltmans Green is believed to have been around the area of Milton Avenue.
Boundaries of Eaton Ford
The boundaries between Eaton Ford and neighbouring Eaton Socon are somewhat vague and mostly not signposted.
The boundary runs alongside the A1 from the
Northuntil this road is bisected by Duloe Road. It then runs eastbound along Duloe Road until it reaches the junction with the Great North Road.The boundary then "dog-legs" along the Great North Road, meaning that to the East is Eaton Ford and the West is Eaton Socon. About half a mile south of here, Duloe Brookruns under the Great North Road, and the boundary again changes course to the East. Everything south of the line here belongs to Eaton Socon, except Field Cottage Road which is generally considered to be part of Eaton Ford.
* [http://www.escan.org.uk/ Eatons Community Association]
* [http://www.stneots-tc.gov.uk/ St Neots Town Council] – Contains information on Eaton Ford.
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