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Our History

Historic - Lambourn Market SquareThe history of Lambourn and the surrounding countryside is a fascinating journey back through time. Starting with the earliest evidence of man's inhabitation of the area such as at Waylands Smithy or the Seven Barrows. The White Horse chalk figure just below the Ridgeway ancient path close to Lambourn is one of the most famous landmarks in the area.

The first mention of Lambourn as a place in historical records was at the time of Alfred the Great. It has even been suggested that he was born in Lambourn. One thing is certain, he owned land there which was left to his wife. The first parish priest was Croc in 1017. 

Lambourn has been captured by photographers throughout the ages. We have collected some photographs in our Online Collection.

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