is a village in the City of Peterborough
located between Peterborough
and southwest of The Deepings
- it is home to nearly 700 residents.
The main focal points are the one remaining Public House (Blue Bell), the Church (St. Peters) & the Village Hall. Each provides a range of social functions throughout the year. There are a surprising number of businesses based in the village, including a few working farms.
If your family has an uninterrupted bloodline, and no one decided to change their name by deed poll or similar, then you can be reasonably certain that anyone with the surname Maxey (or close derivative, i.e. Maxcy) has their ancestral origins in the village/environs of Maxey.
Built away from the church because of the plague
Once part of the Soke of Peterborough
, Maxey can trace its 'modern' roots back over 1,000 years. However, archaeological excavation of the area has provided ample evidence of continuous occupation for over 4,000 years. Lolham Bridges, on the outskirts of Maxey between Helpston
, were originally built in the Roman era.
Rescue archaeology before gravel workings began revealed details of a large Henge
in Maxey Discovered from Aerial Photographs in 1956 by Dr. J.K.St. Joseph
and last excavated by Francis Pryor
in 1979-81 the henge was 126 metres in diameter, one of the largest... Read More