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An Outline History of Stanford in the Vale

Browse Chapters:
Introduction
Prehistory
Romano-British
Anglo-Saxon
Domesday Stanford
Medieval Stanford
Reformation and Tudor Stanford
Civil War Stanford
Early Modern Stanford
19th Century Stanford
The First World War
The Inter-War Years
The Second World War
Post-War Stanford
 
Church and Chapel
Schools and Libraries
Civic Administration
Newsletters
Health and Social Services, and Young People
Village Halls
Fairs, Festivals and Fetes
Clubs and Societies
Businesses
Acknowledgements & Further Reading
 
Additional articles:
BBC Domesday 1986
Church Green Fire 2005
Coat Of Arms
Virtual Tour 2002

Introduction

Sunset over Stanford

People have been wandering the landscape around, and have settled in, the parish of Stanford in the Vale for the past 10,000 years. The following pages describe the current understanding of the history of the village and the ways that it has changed though time, from the Mesolithic period to the present day. The current history of Stanford in Vale has been produced from both documentary research and recent archaeological fieldwork undertaken in the village by the Stanford in the Vale Archaeological Research Project.

The History of the parish of Stanford in the Vale has been produced and extensively amended from the original web pages produced by Teddy Cuff & James Brooks.

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