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Newton (near Wisbech), Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Newton (near Wisbech), a village and a parish in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire. The village stands partly in the Fens, near the boundaries with Norfolk and Lincolnshire, 1 mile W of the river Nen and of Ferry station on the Peterborough and Sutton Bridge section of the M.R., and 3¾ miles N by W of Wisbech, and has a post office under Wisbech; money order and telegraph office, Tydd. The parish contains also part of the hamlet of Fitton End, and comprises 3103 acres; population of the civil parish, 436; of the ecclesiastical, with St Mary-in-the Marsh annexed, 292. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Jackson family. The living is a rectory, with the chapelry of St Mary-in-the Marsh annexed, in the diocese of Ely; net value, £427 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; and contains an old font, two piscinae, and several ancient monumental slabs. The chancel has been enriched by the erection of an organ and choir stalls, and by the painting of the roof. A new rood screen has also been, placed under the chancel arch in lieu of a former one destroyed. There are a Free Methodist chapel and four alms-houses, and the parish shares in the charities of Leverington.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNewton St. James 
Poor Law unionWisbech 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB22
Post TownCambridge