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History of the Village

The origins of the name Cavenham stems from the Anglo Saxon word ‘Cafna’ or ‘Cafa’. At the time of the Doomsday Book, the village was known as ‘Cauanham’.

Select from the sub-menu on the left to learn more about the diverse and fascinating history of our village.

  • Village School
  • Cavenham Crowns
  • Lackford & Cavenham Estates
  • Cavenham Hall
  • The Stone Bridge
  • Historical Timeline
  • Population, Occupations and Notable Historical Residents (including a beheading!)