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History of Little Mongeham
Little Mongeham comes from the Old English ‘ingas’ meaning the ‘people of, people
called after’ with ‘hām’ as a ‘village, homestead, community’ combined with a warlord’s
name; therefore, ‘homestead/village of the people of Mundel’. The prefix ‘little’
distinguishes it from the adjacent Great Mongeham. The Domesday Book chronicles Little
Mongeham as Mundingeham.
Few details are known of Little Mongeham, except in 1800, Edward Hasted described
the church - for which we have no name - as being a ruin.