South Cambridgeshire


South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire is a mostly rural local government district of Cambridgeshire, England. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Chesterton Rural District and South Cambridgeshire Rural District. It surrounds the city of Cambridge, which is administered separately from the district. After the abolition of South Herefordshire and Hereford districts to form the unitary Herefordshire in 1998, it is the only English district to completely encircle another.

The district's coat of arms contains a reference to the coat of arms of Cambridge University. The motto, "Niet Zonder Arbyt", means "Nothing without work" in Dutch; it was originally the motto of Cornelius Vermuyden who drained The Fens in the 17th century. The district council's headquarters moved from Cambridge to Cambourne in 2004.

South Cambridgeshire has scored highly on the best places to live, according to Channel 4, which ranked South Cambs as the 5th best place to live in 2006

List of settlements

Abington Piggotts - Arrington - Babraham - Balsham - Bar Hill - Barrington - Bartlow - Barton - Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth - Bourn - Boxworth - Caldecote - Cambourne - Carlton - Castle Camps - Caxton - Childerley - Chishills - Chittering - Comberton - Connington - Coton - Cottenham - Croxton - Croydon - Dry Drayton - Duxford - Elsworth - Eltisley - Fen Ditton - Fen Drayton - Fowlmere - Foxton - Fulbourn - Gamlingay - Girton - Grantchester - Graveley - Great Abington - Great Eversden - Great Shelford - Great Wilbraham - Guilden Morden - Hardwick - Harlton - Harston - Haslingfield - Hatley - Hauxton - Heydon - Hildersham - Hinxton - Histon - Horseheath - Horningsea - Ickleton - Impington - Kingston - Knapwell - Landbeach - Linton - Litlington - Little Abington - Little Eversden - Little Gransden - Little Shelford - Little Wilbraham - Lolworth - Longstanton - Longstowe - Madingley - Melbourn - Meldreth - Milton - Newton - Oakington - Orwell - Over - Pampisford - Papworth Everard - Papworth St Agnes - Rampton - Sawston - Shepreth - Shingay cum Wendy - Shudy Camps - Six Mile Bottom - Stapleford - Steeple Morden - Stow-cum-Quy - Swavesey - Tadlow - Teversham/Cherry Hinton - Thriplow & Heathfield - Toft - Waterbeach - West Wickham - West Wratting - Weston Colville - Westwick - Whaddon - Whittlesford - Willingham - Wimpole

References

* [http://www.scambs.gov.uk/BinCollection/ List of settlements on South Cambs website]


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