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Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Wilbraham, Great, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire, 1½ mile E by N of Fulbourn station on the G.E.R., and 6 miles E by S of Cambridge. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Cambridge. Acreage, 2921; population, 523. The manor belonged anciently to the Knights Templars, and, with the Temple, belongs now to the Hicks family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Early English style, and has been well restored. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishWilbraham St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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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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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB21
Post TownCambridge