The Abbey Stadium, in Cambridge, England, is a football stadium. It has been the home ground of Cambridge United F.C. since 1932, and currently has a maximum capacity of 9,617 spectators, though the average attendance is usually around the 4,000 mark. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abbey Stadium"
Cambridge Castle was a castle located in Cambridge, England. All that remains of the site now is the artificial motte. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cambridge Castle"
Cambridge University Library is the centrally-administered library of the University of Cambridge in England. It actually comprises five separate libraries: the University Library main building, the Medical Library, the Betty and Gordon Moore Library ( Centre for Mathematical Sciences), the Central Science Library (formerly the Scientific Periodicals Library) and the Squire Law Library. It was housed in the university's 'Old Schools' near the Senate House until it outgrew the space there and a new library in the west of Cambridge was built. The large site on the western edge of Cambridge city centre is now nearly opposite Robinson College. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cambridge University Library"
Denny Abbey is a former abbey near Waterbeach, six miles (10 km) north of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire, England. The site, on an ancient road between Cambridge and Ely, was settled by farmers as early as the Roman period. A group of Benedictine monks, governed from Ely, moved here from their waterlogged monastery at Elmeney (a vanished settlement about a mile to the northeast) in the 1150s, at the suggestion of Duke Conan IV of Britanny. They built a church, Denny Priory, which opened in 1159. The crossing and transepts are the only parts of the original Priory that remain today. In 1169 the monks returned to Ely and the site was handed to the Knights Templar. The Templars built a number of additions, including a large Norman-style arched doorway and an infirmary. By the 1290s the Knights had lost their power, and in 1308 King Edward II had the entire order arrested and imprisoned, confiscating their property. Denny was given to the Hospitallers, who took no active interest in the property. ...more on Wikipedia about "Denny Abbey"
Ely Cathedral (in full, The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely) is the principal church of the diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England, and the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Ely. It is known locally as "the ship of the Fens", because of its prominent shape that towers above the surrounding flat and watery landscape. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ely Cathedral"
King's College Chapel is the chapel to King's College of the University of Cambridge, and is one of the finest examples of late English Gothic architecture. ...more on Wikipedia about "King's College Chapel, Cambridge"
The Leper Chapel in Cambridge, also currently known as the Leper Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, lies on the east side of the city, off Newmarket Road just after crossing over the railway line at Barnwell Junction. It is probably the oldest surviving building in Cambridge. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leper Chapel, Cambridge" You are visiting www.shortopedia.com
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO) is home to a number of large aperture synthesis radio telescopes, including the One-Mile Telescope, 5km Ryle Telescope, and the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager. Radio interferometry started in the mid 1940s on the outskirts of Cambridge, but with funding from the Science Research Council and a donation of £100,000 from Mullard Limited, construction of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory commenced at Lord's Bridge, a few kilometres to the west of Cambridge. The observatory was founded under Martin Ryle of the Radio-Astronomy Group of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. This group is now known as the Cavendish Astrophysics Group. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory"
At the Norman Cross roundabout near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, stands a memorial: a towering brass eagle upon a concrete column and plinth, with brass nameplate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Norman Cross"
Peterborough Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, and is very unusual amongst medieval cathedrals in Britain because of its triple front (dominated by the statues of the three saints) and overall asymmetrical appearance. It stands on the site of a church founded by King Peada of Mercia in 655. The monastic settlement with which the church was associated lasted until destroyed by Vikings in 870. It was revived in 972 by Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the town surrounding the abbey was eventually named Peterburgh after the saint to whom the abbey was dedicated. Although damaged during the struggle between the Norman invaders and local folk-hero, Hereward the Wake, it was repaired, and continued to thrive until destroyed by fire in 1116. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peterborough Cathedral"
The Peterborough Transmitter is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility at Morborne Hill, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, ( ). ...more on Wikipedia about "Peterborough Transmitter"
Ramsey Abbey is a ruined abbey, near Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, south east of Peterborough and north of Huntingdon. Founded in 989, the abbey prospered until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Stone from the abbey was used to build Caius College, Cambridge, King's College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ramsey Abbey"
Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse is a National Trust property located in Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. It is the remains of a former Benedictine abbey, Ramsey Abbey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse"
Spinney Abbey, once known as Spinney Priory, is a house and farm on the site of a former monastic foundation close to the village of Wicken, on the edge of the fens in Cambridgeshire, England. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spinney Abbey"
St Mary the Great with St Michael, also known as Great St Mary's Church, is the church of the University of Cambridge, England. It plays a minor role in the University's legislation. For example, University Officers must live within 20 miles of Great St Mary's. ...more on Wikipedia about "St Mary the Great with St Michael, Cambridge"
St Neots Priory was built in Saxon times beside the River Great Ouse in the English county of Huntingdon. The town of St Neots was named after it and developed from a weekly market held against the Priory's southern wall. The Benedictine Priory was created and owned by the French Abbey of Bec, but was disbanded under Henry VIII as part of the dissolution of the monasteries. The last remaining structure, a gateway, was demolished in the late 18th century, but a plaque marks the position. ...more on Wikipedia about "St Neots Priory"
Stretham old engine is a steam-powered engine just south of Stretham in Cambridgeshire, England, that was used to pump water from flood-affected areas of The Fens back into the River Great Ouse. It is one of only three surviving drainage engines in East Anglia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stretham old engine"
The Wren Library is the library of Trinity College in Cambridge. It was designed by Christopher Wren in 1676 and completed in 1695. It is credited as being one of the first libraries to be built with large windows to give comfortable light levels to aid readers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wren Library, Cambridge"
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