Willingham is today a large village located on the fen edge north of Cambridge, about 5km north-west of Cottenham. Willingham lies between 7m and 9m above OD, with gravels underlying the more elevated, southern end of the village and clay underlying the lower, northern end. Like Cottenham, the street pattern today takes a predominantly rectilinear form, with the only sinuous streets being those providing access to twentieth century housing developments. Recent excavations in advance of development revealed evidence for a substantial settlement of middle Anglo-Saxon date in the centre of the present village c. 200m south of the present church.
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