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History of Little Mongeham

Little Mongeham comes from the Old English ‘ingas’ meaning the ‘people of, people called after’ with ‘hām’ as a ‘village, homestead, community’ combined with a warlord’s name; therefore, ‘homestead/village of the people of Mundel’. The prefix ‘little’ distinguishes it from the adjacent Great Mongeham. The Domesday Book chronicles Little Mongeham as Mundingeham.

Few details are known of Little Mongeham, except in 1800, Edward Hasted described the church - for which we have no name - as being a ruin. 

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