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Isleham
OS Grid Reference: TL644738
Lat/Lon: 52°20′N 0°24′W
Population: 2347 (2001 Census)
Dwellings: 937 (2001 Census)
Formal status: village
Administration
County: Cambridgeshire
Region: East Anglia
Nation: England
Post Office and Telephone
Post town: Ely
Postcode: CB7
Dialling Code: 01638

Isleham is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Cambridgeshire. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A dwelling is a structure in which humans or other animals live. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (collectively, but also as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole), or the nations of the British Isles (traditionally England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... Statistics Population: 15,102 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL535799 Administration District: East Cambridgeshire Shire county: Cambridgeshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cambridgeshire Historic county: Cambridgeshire Services Police force: Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town: ELY... UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ...

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Geography

Isleham is located in the Fens of south-east Cambridgeshire. The western parish boundary is formed by the Crooked Ditch, the eastern boundary largely by the Lea Brook and the north by the River Lark. The village lies on the B1104 from Prickwillow to Chippenham. Isleham is twinned with Nesles in France and Magdala in Germany. The Fens, also known as the Fenland, are an area of former wetlands in the eastern part of England, stretching along the coast of Lincolnshire to Kings Lynn and reaching into the counties of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. ... The River Lark is a river in England. ... Prickwillow is a hamlet on the River Lark in Cambridgeshire, England, just outside the town of Ely. ... Chippenham is a village in Cambridgeshire, England. ... Magdala (tower) was a small village in Galilee, which seems to have been the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, or Mary of Magdala, in the Christian New Testament. ...


Amenities

The village has five shops: a Co-op supermarket, a general store, a newsagents, a Post Office and butcher's, as well as a Chinese takeaway. There are also three public houses - The Griffin, the Rising Sun and the Merry Monk - and three churches - the Baptist, the Free Church and St Andrew's Church of England parish church. In the UK, the Co-Op refers to supermarkets, convenience stores, funeral directors, a small number of department stores and other businesses owned by a variety of independent Co-operative societies but largely marketed and operated in a co-ordinated way. ... Post Office Ltd (Welsh: Cyrchwr Codau Post) is a retail post office company in the United Kingdom that provides a wide range of products including postage stamps, welfare and banking to the public through its nationwide network of post office branches. ... A thatched pub (The Williams Arms) at Wrafton, near Braunton, North Devon, England The Kings Arms Pub in Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. ... A parish church, in Christianity, is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches. ...


Archaeology

Main article: Isleham Hoard

The region between Devil's Dyke and the line between Littleport and Shippea Hill shows a remarkable amount of archaeological findings of the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age [1]. Findings in Isleham include the famous Isleham Hoard of more than 6500 pieces of bronze, both manufactured articles and fragments of sheet bronze, all dating from the late Bronze Age.[2] The Isleham Hoard is a hoard of more than 6500 pieces of worked and unworked bronze found in 1959 at Isleham in the English county of Cambridgeshire and dating from the Bronze Age. ... Devils Dyke near Gallows Hill, near Burwell. ... Littleport is a small town in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England, north of Ely and north west of Welney. ... Burnt Fen refers to the area around the A1101 road between Littleport in Cambridgeshire and Mildenhall in Suffolk, England. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Stone Age fishing hook. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... The Isleham Hoard is a hoard of more than 6500 pieces of worked and unworked bronze found in 1959 at Isleham in the English county of Cambridgeshire and dating from the Bronze Age. ... Assorted ancient Bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ...


History

Its name seems to come from Anglo-Saxon Gísla hám = "the home of the hostages". It seems that in Anglo-Saxon societies the position of a hostage from one political group held by another political group, was sometimes more or less voluntary, and the meaning of the word could slip into "representative". Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ...

Main article: Isleham Priory Church

The Priory of St Margaret of Antioch was founded in the village in 1090. It was always an alien priory run directly from France and, as such, was dissolved in 1414. It was later used as a barn and is now looked after by English Heritage. Isleham Priory Church located in Isleham, Cambridgeshire is a Norman church, built 1090. ... Isleham Priory Church located in Isleham, Cambridgeshire is a Norman church, built 1090. ... Events Granada captured by Yusuf Ibn Tashfin, King of the Almoravides Beginnings of troubadours in Provence Bejaia becomes the capital of the Algeria Births William of Malmsbury Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Saint Famianus Eliezer ben Nathan of Mainz Deaths Saint Malcoldia of Asti Saint Adalbero Categories: 1090 ... Alien priories were certain religious establishments in England before 1414 in which the inmates had no voice in the appointment of their superiors, who were sent across the seas by the Norman abbots and who could be withdrawn at pleasure. ... // Events Council of Constance begins. ... English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ...


St Andrew's parish church is the burial site for important ancestors of the Peyton family. Many visitors who have Peyton ancestors visit the church throughout the year, and obtain rubbings of the famous brasses decorating the Peyton monuments. The church continues to be restored with the help of donations from Peyton families in the UK and USA. Monumental Brass is a species of engraved sepulchral memorial which in the early part of the 13th century began to take the place of tombs and effigies carved in stone. ... A church monument is an architectural or sculptural memorial to a dead person or persons, often in the form of an effigy or a wall tablet, located within a Christian church. ...


See also

isleham has a rather odd history in that up until 50 year ago it wasnt accessable by road. the only way to get there was by boat. due to this unfortunate situation everyone in islham became very inbred. interbreeding in familys is not as populer as it once was but is still common practice among isleham folk. evan to this day there are things normal places take for granted such as a bus service which isleham doesnt have, instead they have tractor buses to ferry people from the strange place to more normal villages with normal services. isleham also happens to be the carrot and tunip central of the uk due to its many carrot and tunip feilds and the large carrot factory they have. This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. ...


References

  1. ^ Hall, David [1994]. Fenland survey : an essay in landscape and persistence / David Hall and John Coles. London; English Heritage. ISBN 1-85074-477-7. , p. 81-88
  2. ^ Where Troy Once Stood, I. Wilkens, 2005, p. 90

Where Troy Once Stood is a book by Iman Wilkens that deals with basic belief in Classical History: the assumption that Troy was in Turkey and that the Iliad and Odyssey are of Greek origin. ... Iman Wilkens is the author of the book Where Troy Once Stood, which brings a new view to the epic stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey. ...

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Isleham (732 words)
Records of the Monumental Inscriptions from the churchyard of Isleham, St Andrew exist in the Cambridge Record Office for the years 1451-1938, the transcriptions of these are available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Bookstall.
Isleham, St Andrew: Records of baptisms 1566-1992, marriages 1566-1987, burials 1566-1992, banns for 1754-93, 1813-1862 and 1884-1986 reside in the Cambridge Record Office alongside the Bishop's Transcripts 1675-80, 1702-1812.
Peculiar Court of Isleham and Freckenham: Jurisidiction in Isleham and Freckenham, Suffolk.
Isleham: Economic history | British History Online (5327 words)
The fens were used as common by the 13th century: in the 1240s the bishop of Rochester, Ely priory, and Parnel de Dunstanville, as lords of three large manors, agreed to share equally the profits from impounding excess cattle and horses taken there during the regular drifts conducted by their bailiffs.
Most of the land in Isleham belonged in the late 1840s to holdings worked from the village, which largely comprised farmland on the higher land in the south, though extending into the fen: ten holdings of over 100 a.
Isleham's main non-agricultural output in the 19th century, as probably earlier, derived from its soil and rock.
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