- Fordham, Cambridgeshire
Infobox UK place
region= East of England
postcode_district= CB7 5
population= 2620 (2001 Census)
Fordham is a
villagein Cambridgeshire, England. Fordham is part of the East Cambridgeshiredistrict. It is near the town of Newmarket, as well as being close to the settlements of Soham, Burwell, Isleham, Mildenhall and Chippenham.
The village has a
Church of EnglandControlled 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 Abbeywas 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 ] ]
Fordham has a railway station where the
Cambridge to Mildenhall railwaycrossed the Newmarketto Elyrailway.
Fordham Woodsnature reserve is located south of the village.
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] ]
Tracey Barnardwas a contestant on Channel 4's Big Brother 2007 (UK).
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