We have enthusiastically embraced the electronic age and have a search facility, via computer database, which enables us to find records easily.Parish Burial Records and Census Returns for Cambridgeshire may be used by our members for personal research.Fulbourn is a large village of over 6000, situated on the south eastern edge of Cambridge and surrounded on three sides by agricultural land. Archaeological evidence of habitation in the area has been found dating as far back as the Neolithic period, and there have also been numerous finds from the Roman and Anglo-saxon periods as well.The name has so far been traced back to 991 AD and is thought to derive from the Anglo-saxon "Fugleburn" meaning "stream freqented by waterfowl".
Many fragments were very small, suggesting demolition of the house with any complete tiles perhaps removed for re-use elsewhere.
Further afield is the Fulbourn Fen Nature Reserve, where you can see the above mentioned medieval moated site.
Continue to walk north and you will meet the famous Fleam Dyke, an Anglo-Saxon defence built in the 5th-7th centuries.
At one time, the village had two ecclesiastical parishes with both churches in the same churchyard, separated by a mere seven feet; All Saints, believed to be the earlier, and St. These were likely established by two different and possibly rival lords.
This led to much speculation as to whether there once were two villages.