History of Burnham

Burnham village has existed at least from late Saxon times.  It lies close to ancient road and river routes to London and had links to Royalty through its ancient Abbey.  The village was affected by the actions of Lord Grenville (a Georgian Prime Minister) and later some of its beech woodlands were opened for leisure purposes by the Corporation of London.  After WW1 an innovative industrial estate was created on some of its farmland.  Read further details of Burnham’s history here. Read other details of old buildings and admire Burnham as it was recorded in old photographs in Burnham’s history in postcards.  

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