West Wickham lies c. 19km south-east of Cambridge near the county boundary between Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. The present mucleated village of West Wickham is located near the centre of the parish and consists of a linear development along the High Street running north-east from the parish church of St. Mary and incorporating Burton End (at the far end of the High Street from the church). The detached hamlet of Streetly End lies more than 1km to the south of the parish, and Yen Hall is an isolated single dwelling to the north. The names of Wickham, Streetly and Yen Hall are all identifiable in Domesday Book as taxable estates. The First Edition of the Ordnance Survey 6” to one mile map shows West Wickham and Burton End to be discrete linear settlements in the mid-19th century, arranged (as today) along the same street but separated by a gap of more than 300m. The settlements at Streetly End and Yen Hall, on the other hand, appear little different to today.
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