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Fulbourn is the 2nd largest village in South Cambridgeshire with a population of approximately 5000 and is situated 5 miles from Cambridge. The name Fulbourn is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'Fugolburna' meaning 'A stream frequented by birds'. The village is separated from the outer city boundary by farmland and the grounds of Fulbourn Hospital.


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History Fulbourn is the 2nd largest village in South Cambridgeshire with a population of approximately 5000 and is situated 5 miles from Cambridge. The name Fulbourn is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'Fugolburna' meaning 'A stream frequented by birds'. The village is separated from the outer city boundary by farmland and the grounds of Fulbourn Hospital. The parish has an enclosed area of 5,270 acres and a population of 4,732 (from the 2001 Census). The parish boundary' s northernmost point is where the Caudle Ditch joins the Little Wilbraham river and is the lowest point of the parish being 7.5 metres (25 feet) above sea level. To the west of the parish, where the Roman Road entrance joins the Fulbourn to Shelford Road, is the highest ground in the parish at a height of 68 metres (222 feet). The site of the early village is believed to have been to the east of St. Vigor's church where at least three manor houses once stood. This area now mostly belongs to the Townley Manor Estate. Most of the modern village has expanded westwards towards Cambridge since the 1960's and many open areas within the village envelope have since been infilled with new estates and cul-de-sacs. The village High Street is reputed to be one of the shortest in the county, but does have a reasonable selection of shops though fewer than in the past.
Education Fulbourn Primary School 
Religion

Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams Church 

United Reformed Church 

Sports facilities

Townley Memorial Village Hall 

Tennis courts, Recreation Ground 

Community Centre 

Pubs

The Six Bells 

The White Hart Country Inn 

The Hat and Rabbit 

More information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulbourn

http://www.fulbournpc.org/

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