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Willingham, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Willingham, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands 1½ mile N of Long Stanton station on the G.E.R., and 6½ miles E by S of St Ives, with a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish comprises 4659 acres; population, 1629. There is a parish council of fifteen members and a chairman. Important commons have been enclosed. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £742 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is of all periods from Norman to Perpendicular, large, and good, includes a N chapel with singularly constructed stone roof, and has a lofty pinnacled tower. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, almshouses, and other charities.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishWillingham St. Mary and All Saints 
HundredPapworth 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtCB24
Post TownCambridge