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Coveney Parish Church - - 131339.jpg
St Peter ad Vincula parish church
Grid reference: TL496821
Location: 52°25’12"N, 0°12’0"E
Population: 424  (2011)
Local Government
Council: East Cambridgeshire

Coveney is a village in Cambridgeshire, north of the county town, Cambridge within the Great Fen.

The village is on a small 'island' in the fen rising to 43 feet above sea level, 3½ miles west of Ely as the crow flies (but nearly twice that distance by the main road). The village is on a by-road which leaves the main Ely–Chatteris road at Wentworth crossroads, about 2 miles south. This by-road, which has a branch to the hamlet of Wardy Hill, a mile west of Coveney village, used to be the only metalled road into the parish. Since those days, the drove ways across Ely West Fen, by Frogs Abbey, to Downham Hythe, and from Wardy Hill to Witcham have been made up for wheeled traffic, though only in recent years.

Several bronze axes have been found here, shields and a few swords, all dating from the late Bronze Age.[1]

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  1. David Hall and John Coles (1994). Fenland survey : an essay in landscape and persistence. London: English Heritage. pp. 81–88. ISBN 1-85074-477-7.