Deeping Gate is a village and civil parish, lying on the River Welland in Cambridgeshire. Traditionally, the area was part of the Soke of Peterborough, geographically considered a part of Northamptonshire; it now falls within the City of Peterborough unitary authority area. With a very small population, void of any major services, including a post office or even a chapel, the community depends on nearby Market Deeping, one and a quarter miles (2.0 km) north of the river in Lincolnshire, for economic and market services. The parish had a population of 258 males and 257 females according to the 2011 Census.[1] Renaissance composer Robert Fayrfax was a native of the village.

Deeping Gate
Deeping bridge 2.jpg
The bridge connecting Deeping St. James and Deeping Gate
Deeping Gate is located in Cambridgeshire
Deeping Gate
Deeping Gate
Location within Cambridgeshire
Population515 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Deeping Gate
Unitary authority
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPeterborough
Postcode districtPE6
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°40′14″N 0°17′59″W / 52.670546°N 0.299826°W / 52.670546; -0.299826Coordinates: 52°40′14″N 0°17′59″W / 52.670546°N 0.299826°W / 52.670546; -0.299826

In the 1870s Wilson described Deeping Gate as:

a hamlet in Maxey parish, Northampton; at the boundary with Lincoln, 1 mile SE of Market-Deeping. Real property, £1, 867. Pop., 224. Houses, 47[2]

St. Peter's, Maxey, the most northerly ecclesiastical parish in the Diocese of Peterborough, includes Deeping Gate. For local government purposes it forms part of Northborough ward, within North West Cambridgeshire parliamentary constituency. Deeping Gate falls within the drainage area of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.[3]

This time series shows the total population of the parish of Deeping Gate over the course of 130 years:

Deeping Gate population time series 1881-2011

Historical map showing Deeping Gate.PNG Sutton's Lane, Deeping Gate - - 442564.jpg

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Deeping Gate (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870–72). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A. Fullerton & Co.
  3. ^ Welland and Deepings IDB

External linksEdit

  Media related to Deeping Gate at Wikimedia Commons