Maxey, Cambridgeshire

Maxey, Cambridgeshire

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Maxey, Cambridgeshire

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Maxey is a village in the City of Peterborough in England located between Peterborough & Stamford 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.

Surname

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.

History

Built away from the church because of the plague

Once part of the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire, 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 and Bainton, 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...
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