Fornham St Genevieve

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Introduction

Recorded in Domesday as "Genonefae Forham". Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, was defeated here in 1173 by Robert de Lucy (Cheif Justice of England). The people slain at the battle are said to be buried in barrows located at Seven Hills.

Kingsbury Hill is said to mark the grave of three kings. The nearby Three Kings pub (in Fornham All Saints) takes its name from this legend. Near Mill Road, an Anglo-Saxon cemetery was found some time before 1888.

The village appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Fernham geneſese".

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Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.

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