The Village of Yaxley

Location information for the Village of Yaxley in the District of Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England, UK


Local Map Location in the County
The local map of Yaxley The position of Yaxley in the County

Local Information

Community Type


In the Parish of


Community Website

Yaxley Parish Council Website


Summary history of Yaxley

Yaxley is four and a half miles south from Peterborough. A large village which formerly had a market. The church is large and handsome and has a fine crocketted spire; in the north transept there is a heart shrine, in which was found a heart, supposed to be that of William de Yaxley, Abbot of Thorney. In this parish is Norman Cross, where many of the French soldiers captured during the Napoleonic wars were imprisoned.