Fordham, Cambridgeshire


Fordham, Cambridgeshire

Infobox UK place
official_name= Fordham
country= England
region= East of England
os_grid_reference= TL630708
latitude= 52.32
longitude= 0.38
post_town= ELY
postcode_area= CB
postcode_district= CB7 5
dial_code= 01638
shire_county= Cambridgeshire
population= 2620 (2001 Census)
hide_services= Yes

Fordham is a village in Cambridgeshire, England. Fordham is part of the East Cambridgeshire district. It is near the town of Newmarket, as well as being close to the settlements of Soham, Burwell, Isleham, Mildenhall and Chippenham.

Buildings

The village has a Church of England Controlled Primary School [ [http://cdb.e2bn.net/e2bn/leas/c99/schools/cdb/website/Fordham%20Primary%20Website/index.htm Fordham Primary School ] ] which feeds into Soham Village College.

The parish church, St Peter's, is a grade 1 listed building, "noted for its very fine late C13 and early C14 first floor chapel and undercroft" [ [http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/html/devpages.asp?servid=5&title=LB+Details+Result&hier=Conservation&field1=743 Ely, East Cambs DC -Conservation & Listed Buildings - LB+Details+Result ] ]

Fordham Abbey was described as: "A Gilbertine priory, a cell to Sempringham Abbey, was founded here, in the time of Henry III, by Robert de Fordham; and given, at the dissolution, to W. Paris." [ [http://vision.edina.ac.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=3789 Fordham Cambridgeshire through time | Local history overview for the place ] ]

Transport

Fordham has a railway station where the Cambridge to Mildenhall railway crossed the Newmarket to Ely railway.

Environment

Fordham Woods nature reserve is located south of the village.

Other details

A Ham class minesweeper "HMS Fordham" is named after the village.

Fordham Community Archive has been set up to record the history of Fordham in the form of photographs, documents and written and oral memories. The group was formed in August 2007 and is holding community events. [ [http://www.ccan.co.uk/group.aspx?GroupID=yyyg Fordham Community Archive] ]

Villager Tracey Barnard was a contestant on Channel 4's Big Brother 2007 (UK).

References


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