Chatteris in Cambridgeshire

The historic fenland market town

Welcome to Chatteris




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Cæeteric (10th Century), Chaterih or Chateriz (11th Century), Chatric (13th Century) and Chatteris (Modern)

Chatteris is one of the four market towns of the Fenland District of Cambridgeshire, the others being March, Whittlesey and Wisbech. (External websites will open in new window)

The town and parishes of Chatteris in Fenland.

As can be seen above name of the town of Chatteris has changed very little over the last 1000 years from its first appearance as Cæeteric in 974. It is possible that the first element of the name derives from the Old English name 'Ceatta' but it is more likely related to the word 'ceto' meaning 'forest'. The second element of the name 'ric' translates as 'stream', so perhaps Chatteris means 'Forest Stream' and given the towns location on the edge of the Great Fen there is more than an element of possibility in this formulation.


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Forthcoming Events in or around Chatteris

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Out of the Parish Event

Ramsey Farmers Market

Event venue - Ramsey Street Market

From 23/05/2015 08:00 until 23/05/2015 14:00

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Out of the Parish Event

St Neots Farmers Market

Event venue - St Neots Market Place

From 23/05/2015 08:30 until 23/05/2015 14:00

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Craft and pre-loved sale

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 23/05/2015 10:00 until 23/05/2015 14:00

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Spring Bank Holiday

Event venue - Everywhere in Huntingdonshire and beyond

From 25/05/2015 until 26/05/2015

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Out of the Parish Event

St Ives Spring Bank Holiday Monday Market

Event venue - St Ives Street Market

From 25/05/2015 08:00 until 25/05/2015 16:00

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More forthcoming events in Chatteris
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This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire and now we are expanding into Fenland too. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.

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This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Chatteris

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