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Fletton is located in Cambridgeshire
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE2
Dialling code 01733
EU Parliament East of England
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52°34′N 0°14′W / 52.56°N 0.24°W / 52.56; -0.24

Fletton is an area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, south of the River Nene.

Notable for its large brickworks, the area has given its name to "Fletton bricks",


The parish church, situated on Fletton Avenue, is dedicated to Saint Margaret. Although in the Diocese of Ely, it has now been placed under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Peterborough, acting as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely. The former Italian Catholic mission church of Saint Anthony (San Antonio) was run by the Scalabrini Fathers for many years. Fletton cemetery, also on Fletton Avenue, opened for burials in 1893.

Old Fletton County Primary School is located in the area; secondary pupils attend nearby Stanground Academy and Nene Park Academy in Orton Longueville.

158 (Royal Anglian) Transport Regiment (Volunteers), Royal Logistic Corps is headquartered at the Territorial Army centre on London Road.

Notable people

  • Peter Peckard (c. 1718 – 1797), Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University and abolitionist, was rector of St Margaret's Church
  • Alfred Nicholson Leeds (1847 – 1917) made several palaeontological discoveries in the Fletton brick pits
  • Frederick Wallace Edwards (1888 – 1940), entomologist, was born in Fletton
  • Author L. P. Hartley (1895 – 1972) spent his childhood at Fletton Tower

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