Welcome to Yaxleyhistory.org

blanklogofenland-trust-logo-small-headerYaxleyhistory.org exists to preserve and celebrate the collective memories of our community and the stories and images of our village. The site is a foundation stone of the longer term Few View Heritage Centre Project, developed by The Fenland Trust, which aims to identify, develop, promote and preserve our village heritage assets.

The Fen View Heritage Centre will be a permanent residence for Yaxley and Farcet’s treasures  and is currently in development. If you have any items that you would like to donate or lend to us please contact us.

Yaxley

Learn about one of the region’s most historically important villages.

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Mapping the Mere

Maps of the great lake presented in chronological order. Click here to explore.

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The Lake

Discover Yaxley’s lost lake, once the greatest expanse of water in Southern England.

The Prison

Learn about the world’s first purpose built prisoner-of-war camp.

The Pubs

Go back to a bygone age when Yaxley had over a dozen public houses.

The Places

Gaze upon the architecture of Yaxley, some of it still with us, but much of it long gone.

“Glatton Round Hill, Yaxley Stone Mill and Whittlesea Mere, Are the three great wonders- of Huntingdonshire.”

Archaic Huntingdonshire Rhyme

Yaxley History is a member of the Yaxley Partnership