Leverington, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands near the boundary with Norfolk, 1 mile W of the river Nen, and 1 NW by N of Wisbech station on the M.R., and 2 miles NW of Wisbech station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Wisbeeh; money order and telegraph office, Wisbech. The parish includes the township and ecclesiastical parish of Parson Drive, the ecclesiastical parishes of GOREFIELD and SOUTHEA-CUMM-MURROW, noticed separately, and the hamlet of Fitten End. Acreage, 8393; population, 1879. The surface was formerly fen, but now in general has a rich loamy soil. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church, an ancient building of Barnack stone, chiefly in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, was partly restored in 1846 and again in 1877; comprises nave, aisles, chancel, side chapel, and porch, with tower and spire; and contains sedilia, an ancient font, and several mural tablets. There is a Primitive Methodist chapeL A chantry was formerly at Fitton End, and an hospital was anciently at the village. There are an endowed school and other charities about £300 a year, with nineteen houses which are let rent free to poor persons. Bishop Warren and Nasmith the editor of Tanner's " Notitia " were rectors.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Leverington St. Leonard and St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Wisbech|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Leverington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Leverington (St. Leonard and St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Leverington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:
- Cambridge Independent Press
- Cambridge Chronicle and Journal
- Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette
The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.