|East Cambridgeshire District|
East Cambridgeshire shown within Cambridgeshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||East Cambridgeshire District Council|
|• Leadership||Alternative - Sec. 31 (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Stephen Barclay
|• Total||251.5 sq mi (651.3 km2)|
|Area rank||62nd (of 326)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||276th (of 326)|
|• Density||330/sq mi (130/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||95.9% White
1.8% Chinese or Other
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||12UC (ONS)
|OS grid reference||TL535799|
The recent Fenland survey of archaeological finds mentions an enumeration of findings made between 1884 and 1994 in the region to the north of Devil's Dyke and Cambridge, from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age (the region south of Devil's Dyke is not yet included in the survey). By far the greatest quantities of bronze objects found in England were discovered in East Cambridgeshire.
The most important Bronze Age finds were discovered in Isleham (more than 6500 pieces), Stuntney, Soham, Wicken, Chippenham, Coveney, Mepal and Wilburton. These findings include swords, spear-heads, arrows, axes, palstaves, knives, daggers, rapiers, armour, decorative equipment (in particular for horses) and many fragments of sheet bronze. The greater part of these objects have been entrusted to the Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds while other items are in the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. Other finds include traces of cremations and barrows, golden torques, an extensive ditch system and a wooden track-way between Fordey Farm (Barway) and Little Thetford. Bronze razors have also been found and it is well known that Celts shaved their cheeks.
Settlements in East Cambridgeshire
- Ely (City)
- Little Downham
- Little Thetford
- Queen Adelaide
- Soham (Town)
- Swaffham Bulbeck
- Swaffham Prior
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