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Gorefield, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Gorefield, an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1870 out of the civil parishes of Leverington, Newton, and Parson Drove, in the Isle of Ely, 4 miles NW from Wisbech, which is the nearest railway station. It has a post office under Wisbech; money order and telegraph office, Wisbech. Population, 679. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value,, £401 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church, erected in 1870, is a building of flint and stone in the Early English style. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Gorefield are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

Postal districtPE13
Post TownWisbech