Fornham St Genevieve

Photo from Fornham St Genevieve

1 ancient pub

Ancient pubs are defined as those which are believed to have closed before the middle of the 19th century.

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Estimated population (2009) of Fornham St Genevieve: 100.

Local licensing authority for Fornham St Genevieve is St Edmundsbury.

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About Fornham St Genevieve

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".


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