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Elm, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Elm, a village and a parish in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, on the Wisbech Canal, contiguous with Norfolk,. 2 miles SSE from Wisbech. The Coldham station of the G.E.R. is in this parish. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wisbech. Acreage, 11,402; population of the civil parish, 1779; of the ecclesiastical, 789. An ancient earthwork goes hence toward Lincolnshire, and Roman urns and coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £367 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a large building of stone in the Early English style, and has a tower and spire. There-is a Primitive Methodist chapel, and charities worth about £180 a year, and an endowed school with £70 a year.

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 parishElm All Saints 
Poor Law unionWisbech 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Elm from the following:

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.

Postal districtPE14
Post TownWisbech