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Village cross, Peakirk (geograph 4111026).jpg
The village cross
Location: 52°37’59"N, 0°16’1"W
Post town: Peterborough
Postcode: PE6
Dialling code: 01733
Local Government
Council: Peterborough

Peakirk is a parish in the Soke of Peterborough, Northamptonshire. In 2001, the parish had a population of 321 persons and 139 households.[1]

Saint Pega (died c. 719) the sister of Saint Guthlac of Crowland, had a hermitage here.[2] The parish church is dedicated to St Pega and the name of the village is derived from "Pega's church".[3]

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1946 to preserve and maintain Britain's many species of waterfowl, had a reserve here until 2001.[4]

Glinton cum Peakirk Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary School is situated in neighbouring Glinton; secondary pupils attend Arthur Mellows Village College also in Glinton.

Peakirk has an unusual war memorial: An oak-panelled frame with 48 photographs and details of the service of all who served from the village during the Great War, and not just those who died.[5]


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