Ely is a cathedral town in Cambridgeshire, about 80 miles north of London. An abbey was founded here in 673 CE but destroyed by Danish invaders in 870 (though was rebuilt in 970). Construction on the cathedral began in 1083. The area is largely agricultural and has long been known for its pottery. A Roman road passes through Ely. Oliver Cromwell lived in Ely from 1636 to 1646. The cathedral town was restored during the nineteenth century, having declined due to plague in the fourteenth century and the dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century. 

Image: 1610 map of Ely, the earliest known map of the town.


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