Soham, Cambridgeshire

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Soham is a town in Cambridgeshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Soham within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Soham in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Soham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cambridgeshire, 5 miles SE. of Ely, 12.706 ac., pop. 3980; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. The town dates from a remote period; it had a monastery founded in 630 and destroyed by the Danes in 870, and during that period was the seat of a bishop. An important cattle fair is held in May. Much of the ground is occupied by orchards and market gardens, the produce of which is sent to London, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Norwich.

Soham in the Domesday Book

A village in Staploe hundred, in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Five manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.