Where is Houghton?

Houghton is located in the county of Cambridgeshire, Eastern England, two miles west of the town of St Ives, 13 miles north-west of the major city of Cambridge, and 56 miles north of London. Houghton was historically in the county of Huntingdonshire. Houghton falls within the district council of Huntingdonshire, under the county council of Cambridgeshire. It is in the PE28 postcode district. The post town for Houghton is Huntingdon.

Houghton on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Houghton
Location of Houghton within the UK

Which county is Houghton in?

Houghton is in the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire, the historic county of Huntingdonshire, and the administrative county of Cambridgeshire.

Ceremonial CountyCambridgeshire
Historic CountyHuntingdonshire
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire

Where is Houghton in Cambridgeshire?

Houghton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Cambridgeshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Cambridgeshire.

Location of Houghton within Cambridgeshire

What is the postcode for Houghton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Houghton is PE28 2BE.

Where is Houghton in PE28?

Houghton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the PE28 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the PE28 postcode district.

Location of Houghton within PE28

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What is the post town for Houghton?

The post town for Houghton is Huntingdon. Houghton is in the PE28 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Huntingdon.

What is the latitude and longitude of Houghton?

The centre of Houghton is located at position 52.33303° latitude and -0.12015° longitude.

Latitude52.33303°
Longitude-0.12015°

What is the easting and northing of Houghton?

The centre of Houghton is located at the grid reference easting 528188 and northing 272213 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting528188
Northing272213

What are the nearest towns to Houghton?

Position of Houghton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Houghton to the centre of the town.

2m
Houghton is 2 miles west of St Ives
3m
Houghton is 3 miles north-east of Godmanchester
3m
Houghton is 3 miles east of Huntingdon
8m
Houghton is 8 miles south of Ramsey
10m
Houghton is 10 miles north-east of St Neots
11m
Houghton is 11 miles south-west of Chatteris
15m
Houghton is 15 miles north of Potton
15m
Houghton is 15 miles south of Whittlesey
16m
Houghton is 16 miles north-east of Sandy
17m
Houghton is 17 miles south-west of March

What are the nearest cities to Houghton?

Position of Houghton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Houghton to the centre of the city.

13m
Houghton is 13 miles north-west of Cambridge
17m
Houghton is 17 miles west of Ely
17m
Houghton is 17 miles south of Peterborough
41m
Houghton is 41 miles north of St Albans
48m
Houghton is 48 miles south-east of Leicester
48m
Houghton is 48 miles north-west of Chelmsford
57m
Houghton is 57 miles north of City of London
57m
Houghton is 57 miles north of London
58m
Houghton is 58 miles north of City of Westminster
59m
Houghton is 59 miles east of Coventry