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Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Wisbech St Mary, a parish, with Guyhirn chapelry and Murrow hamlet, in Cambridgeshire, with a station on the M.R., 3 miles SW of Wisbech. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wisbech. Acreage, 10,164 of land and 23 of water; population, 1887. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is an ancient building of brick and stone in the Perpendicular style, and was thoroughly restored in 1894. The perpetual curacy of Guyhirn is a separate benefice. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, an endowed school, and charities. Tholomas Drove and Thorney Toll are both hamlets in this parish.

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 parishWisbech St. Mary 
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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Visitations Heraldic

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Postal districtPE13
Post TownWisbech