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Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1750.
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
[Transcribed information from Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer of England - 1750]
(unless otherwise stated)
"SOHAM-MONKS, (Cambridgeshire) 57 cm. 68 mm. from London, on the E. side of the r. Cam, and near a fen, which was very dangerous to those that went to Ely before a causey was made through the marshes. Here are the ruins of a Ch. which was episcopal and burnt by the Danes, together with the inh. The Mt. is on S. the Fairs April 28, and the M. before June 24. It has a ch. sc. and had once a priory."
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2011]