Picture of St Mary the Virgin, Gamlingay

Finds within the confines of the village itself
Gamlingay Map
Mesolithic - 8000BC to 4000BC
Three sites have been identified. Finds include an assemblage of bladelets, scrapers and five flaked axes. The latter appear to be a transitional form between the Mesolithic and the Neolithic.
Gamlingay Map
Neolithic - 4000BC to 2400BC
No Neolithic enclosures have been found, however Neolithic artefacts have been found at two places.
Gamlingay Map
Bronze Age - 2400BC to 1800BC
There are six locations indicating Late Neolithic / Early Bronze Age settlements. There is also a ring ditch. All these finds are close to the village.
Gamlingay Map
Iron Age
Oddly, there is no evidence yet found of any occupation during the Iron Age. Considering the evidence before and after the Iron Age this may be considered surprising.
Prehistoric Trackways
There is an ancient route that follows Drove Road. The name itself indicates long usage as a drover's road (taking animals to markets, including London). This route,however, is very old, predating the Romans.
Gamlingay Map
Roman Villas
Arial photography has identified the site of a Roman Villa by the Trackway (above) that went from Caesar's Camp at Sandy
Map not shown to protect site
Saxon Gamlingay
Saxon Gamlingay - Saxon remains found in the village
Saxon Gamlingay
Excavation at Station Road

Data available from an excellant book -
An Atlas of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire History
Centre for Regional Studies,
Anglia Polytechnic University,
Cambridge CB1 1PT
ISBN 0-907262-19-8>BR>