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 is in the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire, the historic county of Huntingdonshire, and the administrative county of 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.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Houghton is PE28 2BE.
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.
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The post town for Houghton is Huntingdon. Houghton is in the PE28 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Huntingdon.
The centre of Houghton is located at position 52.33303° latitude and -0.12015° longitude.
The centre of Houghton is located at the grid reference easting 528188 and northing 272213 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Houghton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Houghton to the centre of the town.
Position of Houghton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Houghton to the centre of the city.