History of Ellingham and Kirby Cane

The history of the villages can be traced back two millennia, as was documented so well in Jo Gooderham's A chronology of Ellingham & Kirby Cane. The first edition was a sell out. Now updated, it is soon to be serialised on this web site. Watch this site for details.

This site is a 'living' document. What do we mean by this? The history is based on what information the researchers have found. As more detail comes to light, so this record of our local history can be improved. And you can play a part in this. If you have information the researchers could use, or if you see any errors please send it in.


Events of the past 100 years or so can be found in Recent history. The Share part of this site contains news and photographs. For the centuries leading up to this, try A chronology of Ellingham & Kirby Cane

Any significant changes to the history pages will appear in the History updates section, so if you want to know what has changed since you last looked, try here.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Try the Index - here the key historical names, phrases and words are listed & linked to the associated web pages.