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Parson Drove, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Parson Drove, a village and an ecclesiastical parish, which was formed in 1870 from the civil parish of Levering-ton, Cambridgeshire. The village stands three-quarters of a mile S of the boundary with Lincolnshire, 5¼ miles W of Wisbech, and 2¼ N of Murrow station on the G.N. and G.E. Joint railway, and has a post and money order office under Wisbech; telegraph office, Murrow (R.S.O.) The ecclesiastical parish contains also the hamlets of Drove Fen, Swan Gull, and part of the hamlet of Murrow. Population, 159. There is a parish council of eight members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £340 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Ely. The church was built in the reign of Henry V., is a building of stone in the Early English style, and consists of nave and aisles with a tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCambridgeshire 
Civil parishLeverington 
HundredWisbech 
Poor Law unionWisbech 

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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.


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictFenland
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtPE13
Post TownWisbech