Castle Camps (village)

Castle Camps (village)

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 52.06335
official_name= Castle Camps
population =
shire_district= South Cambridgeshire
shire_county = Cambridgeshire
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Cambridgeshire South East
post_town= CAMBRIDGE
postcode_district = CB21
postcode_area= CB
dial_code= 01223
os_grid_reference= TL632432

Castle Camps is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, near to the borders of Suffolk and Essex and to the town of Haverhill.

Previously named Great Camps and Camps Green,cite web|url=|title=History - The Village|publisher=The Village of Castle Camps|accessdate=2008-02-20] the village is named for Castle Camps, the castle within the parish's boundaries. Also within the parish boundaries is the highest point in Cambridgeshire, 415 ft above sea level.

During the Second World War, Castle Camps, like may other parts of East Anglia, was home to an RAF base. Established in September 1939, RAF Castle Camps operated as a satellite for RAF Debden and RAF North Weald and numerous squadrons flew from the base until its closure in January 1946. [cite web|url=|publisher=The Village of Castle Camps|title=History - The Airfield|accessdate=2008-02-20]


External links

* [ Village website]

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