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Welcome to the village of Fenstanton in Cambridgeshire. We have no idea what name the village had prior to the Saxon period, it is more than likely that it was not named. In a period when people were born, lived and died in the same place, chances are that a village did not need a name.

We shall never know for sure. I am sure that the Romans had a name for the Celtic village with its Imperial Mansio that they passed on the Roman Road from the fort at Cambridge to the Fort at How Hill, south of the river at the ford.