History of Christchurch

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

Archeological Sites

This page contains details for archeological sites of interest in, or near Christchurch. Note that the layer for these locations is hidden by default on the Interactive Map, and there is an option to enable it in the left panel.

Stonea CampIron Age hillfort dating from 500BC
Griffin’s PitPrehistoric flint flake of the Levalloisian type from Griffin’s pit, one mile south-east of Wimblington. [1]
Bedlam FarmPrehistoric flake of Clactonian type from Bedlam Farm, 1 mile north-east of Manea (Baden-Powell, 1934, figs. 4–5, p. 217). [1]
Plantation FarmSettlement site near Littleport with A beaker shards found relating to the C element of the Beaker people. The finds date to the transition period before the early Bronze Age between 3000 – 1700 BC. [2]
Stonea GrangeAnglo-Saxon pits contained near-complete animal skeletons (2 pigs and a dog) found in 1980. [3]
March Civil War FortThe monument includes the remains of an earthen fort, or sconce, dating from
the English Civil War, and a pattern of earlier earthworks overlain by the
sconce, which cover a rectangular field of approximately 2ha to the south of
Eastwood Avenue in the Town End area of March. [5]


  1. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/proceedings-of-the-prehistoric-society/article/abs/palaeoliths-from-the-fen-district/84723F7EEF4812491FC9898CD96BE00D
  2. A History of the County and Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely (Volume 1) 1938
  3. https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archsearch/record.xhtml
  4. https://www.cambridgeairphotos.com/location/ew30/
  5. https://ancientmonuments.uk/113411-the-march-sconce-a-civil-war-fieldwork-250m-south-west-of-eastwood-burial-ground-march#.Y3nmnnbP0r8