Village Sign Comberton: History and Information


Comberton is a large village with a population of about 2,400 situated approximately 5 miles west of Cambridge, with good access to the M11 and A14/A428 trunk roads. Within the village there is an excellent range of facilities and amenities including shops and schooling up to the age of 16 years. There's also a Foundation School status Village College with adjoining Community Leisure and CB3 Health & Fitness facility as well as our own modern village hall, pub and a large recreation ground.

The name Comberton dates from the Anglo-Saxon period and means "Cumbra's Farm". The village is mentioned in the Domesday book and probably dates from well before 1086. Parts of St Mary's Church date back 800 years, with some houses in village being built as early as the fourteenth century.

Comberton today is a mix of historical and thatched houses along with modern estates enjoying its own sense of community as well as the proximity to all the facilities of Cambridge.

 

*Getting to Comberton by Road

*Detailed Map of the Village

*Scaleable Map of the Village

*A Village History

*Comberton Roll of Honour

*A Walk Round the Village

*Photos of the Village

*General Information (for Geneology)

*Political Representation

*Historical Photos and Background

*Live Comberton Weather from a weather station in Comberton

 

Memories based history group

The Parish Council is currently co-ordinating a "Memories based" history group for Comberton.

This is an exciting venture and will focus on social history gained from personal memories and experiences of those who live(d) and work(d) in Comberton. Two people might indeed have a very different view of events that have taken place at any one time.

Each chapter could focus on a particular decade, starting with the earliest memories. Pupils from both schools could be involved with interviewing and recording memories. Past editions of Contact magazine and the Cambridgeshire Collection could also be an excellent source of information…

So do you have any memories of life in Comberton, would you like to be involved ??

last update 7th Juy 2015


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