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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Little Thetford

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Little Thetford is 3 miles (5 km) south of Ely in Cambridgeshire. The village is built on a boulder clay island surrounded by flat fenland countryside. Evidence of human settlement on the island since the late Neolithic Age. A Bronze Age causeway linked the village with the nearby Barway to the south-east. When you visit Little Thetford, Walkfo brings Little Thetford places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Little Thetford Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Little Thetford

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With 20 audio plaques & Little Thetford places for you to explore in the Little Thetford area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Little Thetford places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Little Thetford history


There is evidence of human settlement at Little Thetford since the Neolithic Age. A Neolithic polished flint axe (4000–2201 BC) was found in the village in 1984. A more substantial Bronze Age settlement is known to have existed. A Romano-British farm around 200 AD, largely built upon a previous Iron Age settlement dating from 200–100 BC, was discovered in 1994.


A middle Saxon pendant dating from 601–700 AD was discovered in a field in Little Thetford in 1952. Æthelberht of Kent said to have built a church at Cratendune around 600 AD, about a mile from what is now Ely Cathedral. A deserted Saxon settlement, 410–1065 AD, examined in 1999 in Ely, may also be a candidate for this lost site of worship.


Little Thetford sent 61 men to fight in the First World War, which represents over 30 percent of the village population of 1911. The winter of 1946–1947 had been very severe, with mean average temperatures 4 °C (7 °F) below normal, for that time of year. River floods that began in mid-March 1947 affected over 1,000 square miles (2,600 km) of England.

Little Thetford geography / climate

Geology and topography

Little Thetford Geology and topography photo

Little Thetford sits largely on the Kimmeridge Clay, a Jurassic shallow-water shelf-sea deposit, with an overall south-south-east to south-east dip. Overlying the older Jurassic clays are similarly dipping, younger Cretaceous rocks, comprising the Greensand and Chalk. Even more geologically recent gravel, alluvium and fen deposits are found in the valley of the River Great Ouse at the eastern end of the village.


The fourth longest river in the United Kingdom, the River Great Ouse, forms most of the eastern boundary. The northern boundary of the village extends from the north of Bedwell Hey Farm then eastwards across the A10 road. The southern boundary encloses the Stretham coprolite pits, between Hundred Acre and Holt Fen, thus putting the pits firmly within the Little Thetford boundary.

Drainage and the Fens

Little Thetford Drainage and the Fens photo

Thetford catchwater (drain), constructed in 1838, runs south-west to north-east around the eastern edge of the built-up part of the village. Earl of Bedford carried out extensive venture-capital led Fen draining schemes during the 17th century. Wicken Fen, one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves, is two miles (3 km) south-east of village.


Cambridgeshire is one of the driest counties in the British Isles. The average annual rainfall of 24 inches (600 mm) is 24 inches. The county is warm in summer and cold and frosty in winter.

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Visit Little Thetford PlacesYou can visit Little Thetford places with Walkfo Little Thetford to hear history at Little Thetford’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Little Thetford has 20 places to visit in our interactive Little Thetford map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Little Thetford, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Little Thetford places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Little Thetford & the surrounding areas.

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Best Little Thetford places to visit

Little Thetford has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Little Thetford’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Little Thetford’s information audio spots:

Little Thetford photo St Peter-in-Ely
St Peter-in-Ely or St Peter’s Church, Ely is a Church of England Proprietary Chapel in Cambridgeshire, England. It is a stone structure in the Early Decorated Period style and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and south-west bell turret with one bell.
Little Thetford photo Mereham
East Cambridgeshire District Council turned down initial planning application, though the developers subsequently appealed. Planning Inspector, Richard Ogier, made his report in April 2008, and in August 2008 the Secretary of State for Communities announced that permission for the development had been refused.
Little Thetford photo Cantabrigian Rowing Club
Cantabrigian Rowing Club, known as Cantabs, is a rowing and sculling club in Cambridge, UK. The club is a ‘town’ (or CRA) rowing club in the city of Cambridge.
Little Thetford photo St George’s Church, Little Thetford
St George’s Church, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, is an Anglican church. It was built in the 18th century.

Visit Little Thetford plaques

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Little Thetford has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Little Thetford plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Little Thetford using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Little Thetford plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.