Police were immediately called and an area was cordoned around the site including Cemetery Drive.
The Army Bomb Disposal Unit at Peterborough arrived at 11:45 BST and after confirming that it was still a dangerous weapon removed it to be made safe.
Police spokeswoman Beth Manning said: "Police were alerted as soon as the device was found and the area immediately cordoned off pending the arrival of the bomb disposal experts.
"No-one was placed in any danger as the device was well away from any residential areas and the road. The device was removed to be made safe."
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