Maxey is a village in the Peterborough unitary authority in England, located between Peterborough and Stamford and southwest of The Deepings. It is home to nearly 700 residents. The main focal points are the one remaining public house (Blue Bell), the Church (St Peter's) and the village hall. Each provides a range of social functions throughout the year. There are a surprising number of businesses based in the village, including a few working farms.
Once part of the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire, Maxey can trace its 'modern' roots back over 1,000 years. However, archaeological excavation of the area has provided ample evidence of continuous occupation for over 4,000 years. Lolham Bridges, on the outskirts of Maxey between Helpston and Bainton, were originally built in the Roman eraLolham Bridges Hidden Heritage (retrieved 19 December 2009) to carry King Street over the floodplain of the River Welland. Rescue archaeology before gravel workings began revealed details of a large henge in Maxey. Discovered from Aerial Photographs in 1956 by J. K. St Joseph and last excavated by Francis Pryor in 1979-81 the henge was 126 metres in diameter, one of the largest known. It was part of an entire landscape of neolithic features, including a cursus and barrows. Along with the large and mysterious ritual village at nearby Etton, this collection of sites has featured in Pryor's writing about large-scale ritual landscapes. , An archaeological autobiography The village web site has a detailed account of life in Maxey between the 9th and 12th centuries. from the village web site
If your family has an uninterrupted bloodline, and no one decided to change their name by deed poll or similar, then you can be reasonably certain that anyone with the surname Maxey (or close derivative, i.e. Maxcy) has their ancestral origins in the village/environs of Maxey.
Shaw's Coaches, Maxey. Bus services and coach outings
Blue Bell Public House
M.C Vehicle Engineers
Tom Bloodworth OBE (1882 â€“ 1974), New Zealand politician, born in Maxey
Samuel B. Maxey
Maxey's Official Website
Parish church of St Peter
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