Place:Balsham, Cambridgeshire, England

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NameBalsham
Alt namesBeleshamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 47
Belesshamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 47
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.133°N 0.333°E
Located inCambridgeshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Balsham is a rural village and civil parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom which has much expanded since the 1960s and is now one of several dormitory settlements of Cambridge. The village is south east of the centre of Cambridge beyond the A11 road and also within comfortable driving distance of Newmarket and Haverhill where many residents work and shop.

History

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In 1015, Balsham was totally destroyed by Viking raiders. A sign on the village green commemorates the sole survivor of the attack who escaped by hiding in the parish church.

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