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Coveney, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Coveney, a village and a parish in the Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire. The village stands near the New Bedford river, 6 miles NW by W of Ely station on the G.E.R., and it has a post office under Ely; money order and telegraph office, Witchford. The parish includes also the hamlet of Wardy-Hill and the chapelry of Manea. Acreage, 3170; population, 435. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £140 with residence. The church is small but interesting, dating from the 13th century, and contains some curious old carved benches, a very fine ancient reredos in carved wood, and reproductions of scenes from the Passion in high relief, painted and gilded. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishCoveney St. Peter 
HundredSouth Witchford 
Poor Law unionEly 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB6
Post TownEly