A History of Somersham in Huntingdonshire

The village of Somersham (this one is in Huntingdonshire and our site does not have material relating to the one in Suffolk - sorry) has a long and rich history of human habitation dating back to the flints of the stone age found in the area. Originally set at the edge of the Fens, sea and salt marshland ran up to the road from Somersham through Colne to Earith. The line of the road marks the ancient coastline which persisted right up until the Fens were drained.
To look at the village today there is very little to hint at the rich and important past it can boast. However there is a treasure trove of written documents about the village that offer real colour and insight into how it evolved. This project takes that source material and presents it in some sort of context for the reader.

You can click on the subpages listed at the foot of this page for more information or the navigation bar on the left hand side. The site is split into historical periods and then in each one are subpages giving details from ancient documents about the life and history of the village. Click on each subpage for more information.

We hope you will find it interesting...
 
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