Yaxley, Cambridgeshire facts for kids
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Yaxley is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England. Yaxley lies approximately 4 miles (6 km) south of Peterborough, just off the A15 road. Yaxley is situated within Huntingdonshire which is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire as well as being a historic county of England. The village is located near the Hampton township, and is approximately three miles north-east of junction 16 of the A1(M) at Norman Cross.
Yaxley was listed as Lacheslei in the Domesday Book of 1086 in the Hundred of Normancross in Huntingdonshire. In 1086 there was one manor at Yaxley and 39 households.
In the period 1801 to 1901 the population of Yaxley was recorded every 10 years by the UK census. During this time the population was in the range of 986 (the lowest was in 1801) and 1,590 (the highest was in 2016).
From 1901, a census was taken every ten years with the exception of 1941 (due to the Second World War). The population at the Census 2011 included Denton.
All population census figures from report Historic Census figures Cambridgeshire to 2011 by Cambridgeshire Insight.
In 2011, the parish covered an area of 3,296 acres (1,334 hectares) and the population density of Yaxley in 2011 was 1781.4 persons per square mile (687.7 per square kilometre).
Sport and leisure
Yaxley has a Non-League football club Yaxley F.C., which play at Leading Drove. Yaxley also has a number of Rugby League players who play with Cambridge Lions in Cambridge. Denmark's Speedway World Cup winning captain Niels-Kristian Iversen is the village's most famous sporting resident.
Cambridgeshire County Council has proposed a cycleway to be built in Yaxley, as per its 1999 Transport Plan. The scheme's original development will be contained within Yaxley, though it is planned to expand it in two phases following the completion of the Yaxley section; phase 2 will run along Broadway to Farcet, phase 3 will run from where Daimler Avenue meets Broadway to the A15.
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