Coates, Cambridgeshire

Coates, Cambridgeshire

Coordinates: 52°34′N 0°04′W / 52.56°N 0.07°W / 52.56; -0.07

Coates is located in Cambridgeshire

 Coates shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TL308975
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.

Part of the filming for the 2007 war film Atonement starring Keira Knightley was filmed outside Coates at the end of Eldernell Lane. It also has a small war memorial on north green.

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