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STAMFORD

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Mediaeval town and borough. First documented in AD 656; it became one of the 5 Danish burhs in circa 877 on the North bank of the River Welland (see TF00NW636). Conquered by the English in 918 when the Saxon burh was relocated to the South bank of the river (TF00NW21). It was fortified in the 13th/early 14th century (TF00NW1).

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