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Huntingdonshire
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Primary Destinations
Huntingdon • Peterborough (part)
Other Important Destinations
St Neots
Current Highway Authorities
Cambridgeshire County Council • Peterborough City Council
Borders
Bedfordshire • Cambridgeshire • Northamptonshire
Highways England Roads
A1 • A1(M) • A14 • A14(M) • A428

Huntingdonshire is a traditional county in the east of England. The county council was abolished in 1965; it was briefly administered by the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough but is now split between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Geography & Economy

Kimbolton

Huntingdonshire is one of the smaller English counties and is largely rural, although it does merge into the Peterborough urban area in the north. The only other places of any size are the county town of Huntingdon and St Neots, further south on the A1. St Ives is mentioned in the nursery rhyme in which the narrator meets a man with seven wives. Much of the county is low-lying: the River Great Ouse runs across the centre whilst the north is in the Fens; the county contains the most low-lying point in the country on Holme Fen. The county is known for Stilton cheese, although legally this may not be made in Huntingdonshire; it was named after the village is was sold in.

Roads

A1(M)

The south of Huntingdonshire has a good road network, mostly radiating from Huntingdon; the A428 is the main exception. Peterborough is also well-served. However, fewer roads cross the Fens and those that do often have their routes chosen for them by the watercourses. Most non-trunk roads in the county are maintained by Cambridgeshire County Council, whilst a number in the north are maintained by Peterborough City Council. Highways England maintain the north-south A1/A1(M) and east-west A14 and A428. The A1(M) in Huntingdonshire is one of the most over-engineered sections of road in the country, being D4M with a local access road alongside. The A14 (former A604) has replaced the A45 (now B645/A428) as the main east-west route in the area due to poor quality sections on the latter.

Route From To Length
A1 London Edinburgh 396 miles View
A1(M) South Mimms Washington 122 miles View
A1(M) Alconbury, Huntingdonshire Orton Southgate, Huntingdonshire 12.4 miles View
A1 Baldock Alconbury 27 miles View
A1 Peterborough Blyth 73 miles View
A1021 Buckden Brampton 1.9 miles View
A1096 Galley Hill St Ives 2.7 miles View
A1123 Hartford, Huntingdon Soham 23.7 miles View
A1126 Spittals Huntingdon 2.0 miles View
A1128 Ermine Street Hartford Road 0.4 miles View
A1129 Whittlesey Road London Road 0.8 miles View
A1139 Eye Orton 9.6 miles View
A1198 Royston Godmanchester 19.3 miles View
A1260 Cygnet Park Thorpe Wood 2.8 miles View
A132 Colchester Godmanchester 57.3 miles View
A14 Catthorpe Felixstowe 137 miles View
A14 Royston Alconbury 26.5 miles View
A14(M) Alconbury Hill Little Stukeley 1.2 miles View
A141 Guyhirn Huntingdon Bypass 26.7 miles View
A15 Hessle (W) Norman Cross 99.3 miles View
A428 Coventry Cambridge 82.5 miles View
A604 Barton Seagrave Parkeston Quay, Harwich 85 miles View
A604(M) Alconbury Hill Little Stukeley 1.2 miles View
A605 Thrapston Guyhirn 35.1 miles View
A6118 Stibbington Wansford 0.6 miles View
B1040 Biggleswade Crowland 50.5 miles View
B1041 St Neots Little Paxton 1.8 miles View
B1043 St Neots Norman Cross 19.8 miles View
B1044 Godmanchester Huntingdon 2.2 miles View
B1046 Eynesbury, St Neots Barton 17.2 miles View
B1050 Bar Hill Chatteris 17.8 miles View
B1086 Somersham Pidley Parks 2.3 miles View
B1089 Pidley Somersham 0.9 miles View
B1090 Sawtry Houghton Hill 9.9 miles View
B1090 Glatton Ramsey St Mary's 6.0 miles View
B1091 Yaxley Stanground 3.5 miles View
B1092 Old Fletton Woodston 1.2 miles View
B1092 Stanground Horsey Hill 1.2 miles View
B1095 Stanground Pondersbridge 4.0 miles View
B1096 Ramsey Benwick 5.7 miles View
B1428 Eaton Socon St Neots By Pass 3.7 miles View
B1514 Brampton Hartford 6.2 miles View
B645 Rushden Eaton Ford 17.7 miles View
B660 Bedford Ramsey St Mary's 34.7 miles View
B661 Buckden By Pass Great Staughton 4.8 miles View
B662 Old Weston Wigsthorpe 5.1 miles View
B663 Bythorn By Pass Chelveston 7.6 miles View
B671 Elton PE8 Wansford 4.2 miles View
B690 Brington Glatton 10.7 miles View
E112 Felixstowe St Neots 85.9 miles View
E15 Inverness Dover 640 miles View
E24 Coleshill Ipswich 140 miles View
E28 Birmingham Ipswich View
Ermine Street London York 188.5 miles View
Great North Road (A1) London Aberford View
M100 South Mimms Pelaw 256 miles View
51 Oxford Colchester View
T1 London Scrabster View
T23 Norman Cross Grimsby View
T45 Ipswich Weedon View
T46 Royston Alconbury View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Huntingdonshire
JunctionsA1139 J2 • A1139 J3 • A1139 J3A • A1139 J4 • Alconbury East Interchange • Alconbury South Interchange • Brampton Interchange • Brampton and Huntingdon Race Course Interchange • Buckden Roundabout • Bythorn Interchange • Ellington Interchange • Ermine Street Junction • Fenstanton Interchange • Fletton Parkway Interchange • Fox Road Interchange • Galley Hill Interchange • Godmanchester Interchange • Hemingford Abbots Interchange • Leighton Bromswold Interchange • Little Paxton Junction • New Ellington Junction • Norman Cross • Orton East Interchange • Orton South Interchange • Peterborough J32 • Sawtry Interchange • Spaldwick Interchange • Spittals Interchange • Woolley and Easton Junctions
RoadsA1 • A1(M) • A1(M)/Alconbury - Peterborough • A1/Baldock - Alconbury • A1/Peterborough - Blyth • A1021 (Buckden - Brampton) • A1096 • A1123 • A1126 • A1128 • A1129 • A1139 • A1198 • A1260 • A132 (Colchester - Huntingdon) • A14 • A14 (Royston - Alconbury) • A14(M) • A141 • A15 • A428 • A604 • A604(M) • A605 • A6118 • B1040 • B1041 • B1043 • B1044 • B1046 • B1050 • B1086 • B1089 • B1090 • B1090 (Glatton - Ramsey) • B1091 • B1092 (Old Fletton) • B1092 (Stanground) • B1095 • B1096 • B1428 • B1514 • B645 • B660 • B661 • B662 • B663 • B671 • B690 (Huntingdonshire) • E112 (Old System) • E15 • E24 • E28 • Ermine Street • Great North Road • M100 • NCN51 • T1 (Britain) • T23 (Britain) • T45 (Britain) • T46 (Britain)
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A604 - Collins 1982 - Coppermine - 162.jpgCrusty snow on the footpath, Great Gidding - Geograph - 1152279.jpgHuntingdonshire.pngLondon Road, Kimbolton (C) Toby Speight - Geograph - 14315.jpgThe River Great Ouse and the A14 road bridge - Geograph - 1020675.jpg
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