Remembering Fletton's Heritage
‘Now in East Anglia in the Fens we have some wonderful colours. Fields of golden corn, red clover, white clover, yellow mustard and rich soil and in winter there is attractiveness even in the bareness of the landscape’
Frederick C. Wright
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Welcome to Fletton
In 1841 the parish of Fletton was just 256 inhabitants and yet by 1911 the population had grown to 4,742. What brought about this population explosion? and how did the community adapt?
Within St. Margarets Church there is an Anglo-Saxon freize.
Where did it come from? what was it used for? and where was it found?
How did Symmington Close get it's name?
Find out the answers to these and many other questions.
Centered around the parish church of St. Margarets, Fletton, or as it became to be known Old Fletton, was traditionally a farming community. Explore Old Fletton by clicking on the button below.
New Fletton, closer to Peterborough than Old Fletton grew from migration to the area. The railways played a crucial role in the development of New Fletton. Explore New Fletton by clicking on the button below.
The railways and the brickyards were vital to the expansion of Fletton. However other industries were also attracted to Fletton including: Symmingtons, Farrows, Cadge and Colmans and Newalls. You can learn about these industries by clicking on the button below.