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Soham, Cambridgeshire

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Soham, Cambridgeshire

Soham is a small town in the English county of Cambridgeshire. It lies just off the A142 between Ely and Newmarket. Its population was 10,860 (2001 census), and it is within the district of East Cambridgeshire.
DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Post townELY
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL5973
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01353
Population9,102 (2001)

Other names by which Soham, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past


Soham, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Soham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cambridgeshire, 5 miles SE. of Ely, 12.706 ac., pop. 3980; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. The town dates from a remote period; it had a monastery founded in 630 and destroyed by the Danes in 870, and during that period was the seat of a bishop. An important cattle fair is held in May. Much of the ground is occupied by orchards and market gardens, the produce of which is sent to London, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Norwich.

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