Ely

The medieval town of Ely is situated in a unique geological setting, with eels and peat making up part of its economic history.

Ely is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England. Ely is built on a 23-square-mile (60 km2) Kimmeridge Clay island which is the highest land in the fens. There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the city: a former Kimmeridge Clay quarry, and one of the United Kingdom's best remaining examples of medieval ridge and furrow agriculture. Cherry Hill, to the south of Cathedral Park, is the remains of the Norman period, motte and bailey, Ely Castle. The earliest written record of this 40 feet (12 m) high by 250 feet (76 m) diameter castle is in the time of Henry I.
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