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The village of Barrington is located 7 miles (11.27 kilometres) south-west of Cambridge, 8.8 miles (14.16 kilometres) from Royston and provides easy access to the A10 and the M11, and neighbours the villages of Haslingfield and Shepreth. There are mainline railway stations in Foxton and Shepreth which are 2 miles (3.22 kilometres) and 3 miles (4.83 kilometres) respectively from the village. The market town of Royston is a short drive along the A10 which offers everything expected from retail therapy to restaurants, entertainment and businesses.
The village is well known to have one of the largest village greens in the UK, with 110 properties overlooking the 22 acres of green space. Barrington has a beautiful Grade I listed Church, which is thought to date back to the 13th century. Another attraction is Barrington Hall, an 18th century property which hosts weddings and functions, with peacocks wandering through its manicured gardens and woodland.
Barrington’s primary school was first opened in 1838 and is only one of the two thatched schools in the country.
The village has a strong sense of community, hosting many groups such as a youth club, beavers, cubs, scouts, rainbows, brownies and guides, as well as a football and cricket club.
The Royal Oak public house offers traditional home-cooked food and is situated on the green, there is a village store with a post office counter, village hall.
Barrington has a strong sense of community, hosting many groups such as a youth club, beavers, cubs and scouts, rainbows, brownies and guides, as well as a football and cricket club.
There is a large open space and play areas on Challis Green with plenty of play equipment for children with a further play area for the under five's on the High Street.
Updated 19th April 2020.
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Please note that Cambridge has a fine selection of independent and special schools, which have not been included. The information regarding schools, doctors and dentists contained in this infographic is based on information supplied by the GOV.UK website. You must seek clarification from the school itself to ensure that the area above is within the correct school catchment. Train line distances are straight line measurements.