History of Christchurch

Recording the history of the village of Christchurch (originally Brimstone Hill) in Cambridgeshire

“Christchurch is the last place God made, and when He’d finished he found He’d Forgotten the staircase!”

Dorothy L Sayers

Getting Started


Reading through Susan Scott’s Study of a Fenland Village is an excellent place to start discovering the history of Christchurch.

From there we recommend using the Interactive Map to explore locations within the village and its surrounding region.

The Timeline provides a history of key events in the village and surrounding area.

The 1999 Village Appraisal has been added – note that it’s just an image scene currently, a transcribed version will be added in the near future.

This website costs money to build and operate and donations to help with this cost are always welcome.

Can You Help?


This project is a labour of love to get started, but even for a small village, the wealth of history is too much for me alone! So we need help to build and keep this resource active – there are numerous ways you can help:

  • Do you have knowledge and/or materials that could be added?
  • Can you provide records of Living History? Or help people record theirs?
  • Can you help with guided research?
  • Can you help provide written summaries for the individual pages to make them easier/better to read?

If can help in any way then please Contact Us.