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Wilburton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Wilburton, a parish in Cambridgeshire, with a station on the G.E.R., 77 miles from London, and 5½ SW of Ely. It has a post office under Ely; money order and telegraph office, Haddenham. Acreage, 2437; population, 452. The manor, with New Manor House, belongs to the Pell family. The parsonage was once the chief residence of the archdeacons of Ely, and gave entertainment in the time of Archdeacon Alcock to Henry VII. and to his son, afterwards Henry VIII. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Archdeacon of Ely. The church is a building of stone in the Gothic style. 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 parishWilburton St. Peter 
HundredSouth Witchford 
Poor Law unionEly 

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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