Station Road and The Jester, Odsey
Odsey is a hamlet tucked in the very south-westernmost corner of Cambridgeshire, surrounded on all sides but one by Hertfordshire. It stands on the north side of the ancient Icknield Way, which here forms the county border to the south, marked here by the unforgiving dual carriageway of the A505.
Odsey is a hamlet of Steeple Morden in whose parish it falls, and is close also to Guilden Morden to the north. The closest towns are Baldock in Hertfordshire to the south-west and Royston on the county border to the north-east. The larger village of Ashwell, also in Hertfordshire, is to the north-west.
The hamlet is not without importance, past or pesent. Though a small scatter of farms and cottages, it contains a hotel and a main-line railway station, Ashwell and Morden Station, with direct train links to Cambridge and London.
The Odsey Hundred is named after the village of Odsey. The village was important in former days as a stop on the Icknield Way. Now the main road rushes past it, but Odsey is important as a stop on the London – Cambridge railway line.
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