- Coates, Cambridgeshire
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OS grid reference Shire county Cambridgeshire Region East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Dialling code 01733 EU Parliament East of England List of places: UK • England • Cambridgeshire
Coates, in the English county of Cambridgeshire, is a small village close to the town of Whittlesey. The origins of the name are from the word 'Cotes', a corruption of cottages. The village is referred to on ancient maps as 'Moreton's Cotes', with reference to Bishop Moreton.
The village has two greens, North Green and South Green, which are divided by the busy A605 road, which runs through the village. There is a small shop (Spar) which includes a post office. Coates has a church, a chapel, a village hall and a primary school. Local businesses include a Chinese takeaway (Choy's), two pubs (The Carpenters Arms and The Vine), a violin shop (Simon Watkin Violins) and a number of farms. It was awarded Fenland's best kept village in 1993. It is famous for its Petanque competitions as people from different countries such as Holland and Austria come to compete.
There is a well supported traditional annual Village show with classes for farming, gardening, winemaking, cooking and photography, this being held jointly at Holy Trinity church and the Methodist Chapel.
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