Little Eversden

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Little Eversden
Thatched barn in High Street - - 896411.jpg
Thatched barn in High Street
Grid reference: TL368540
Location: 52°10’1"N, 0°0’0"E
Population: 559  (2001)
Post town: Cambridge
Postcode: CB23
Dialling code: 01223
Local Government
Council: South Cambridgeshire

Little Eversden is a village approximately 5 miles southwest of Cambridge, at the meeting of two main roads: the High Street and Harlton Road, which goes through the village to the A603. The Greenwich Meridian runs through the parish just to the west of the village.

Great Eversden lies to the west, across the meridian.

Village life

The village has a parish church, a GP's surgery, a bell-ringing club, a sports field and pavilion.

Little Eversden had a public house, The Plough, from the start of the 19th century, but which closed in the late 20th century.[1]

St Helen's Church


Little Eversden obtained a church at a later date to Great Eversden and the two presumably shared a church for a period until the first church was built in the 13th century. No part of the original church survives.[1]

Little Eversden's present parish church has been dedicated to St Helen (the Empress Helena) since at least the 14th century. The present building consists of a chancel, nave with north porch, and west tower, with the earliest parts dating from the 14th century when the nave and chancel were rebuilt. The restored font dates from the 13th century.[1]


The history of Little Eversden is closely related to that of its neighbour Great Eversden, though the two have formed distinct parishes since at least the 13th century. The parish of Little Eversden, covering 790 acres, lies between the Bourn Brook to the north and Mare Way, the ancient ridgeway, to the south. The south-east border is largely formed by the Roman road from Cambridge to Arrington Bridge.[1]

Little Eversden had its own small village school until the later 1960s.

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