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Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire
Stanground churchyard cross, Peterborough - - 147480.jpg
Lampass Cross in Stanground parish churchyard
Grid reference: TL203970
Location: 52°33’27"N, 0°13’35"W
Post town: Peterborough
Postcode: PE2
Local Government
Council: Peterborough

Stanground is an ancient parish on the border of Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire that forms a residential area of the city of Peterborough to the east of Fletton. It is situated in the north of Huntingdonshire, extending into Cambridgeshire, although the part of the parish in the latter county is almost entirely empty. As with many of the neighbourhoods hereabout, Stanground was once a quiet Huntingdonshire village until the New Town development of Peterborough swallowed it. Stanground is now a place of modern housing developments.

Stanground is on the south side of the River Nene, on relatively high ground overlooking The Fens.[1]

The ecclesiastical parish of Saint John the Baptist in the Diocese of Ely covers the whole area. However, it has now been placed under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Peterborough, acting as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely.[2][3] Lampass Cross, a 12th-century scheduled monument, stands in the churchyard.[4]

The parish, along with its church, appears as Stoneground in the ghost stories of E G Swain, who was vicar there from 1905–1916.

Outside links


  1. Information about Stanground circa 1900 Kelly's Directory of Hunts. and Northamptonshire (p.60) Kelly & Co., London, 1903
  2. RELIGION: Bishops bridge boundaries aboard boat Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 02 August 2004
  3. Bridging the divide in a city Diocese of Ely, Ref. 0471, 29 July 2004
  4. Lampass Cross Hidden Heritage (retrieved 19 December 2009)