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Brief description of site

This site is a 30 acre (12 hectare) cemetery laid out in 1944 and dedicated in 1956. It was created on land donated by the University of Cambridge. The cemetery was the only American World War 2 cemetery in the British Isles. The cemetery contains nearly 4,000 gravestones arranged in curved plots flanked by box hedging. The cemetery includes a long reflective pool, rose garden, box hedging and a wide variety of trees.

Brief history of site

The cemetery was laid out in 1944.

Location information:

Address: Coton, Cambridge, CB3 7PH

Locality: Cambridge

Local Authorities:

Cambridgeshire; South Cambridgeshire; Coton

Historical County: Cambridgeshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 154 Grid Ref: TL405595
Latitude: 52.2158 Longitude: 0.0551309

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This site is a cemetery. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except for 25 December and 1 January. Please visit the website for more information.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: cemetery

Site first created: 1944

Main period of development: 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 12

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