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Witcham, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Witcham, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 6 miles W by N of Ely, and 2 fiom Sutton station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Ely; money order and telegraph office, Sutton. Acreage, 2605; population of the civil parish, 322; of the ecclesiastical, 393. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £200 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church is a structure of stone and brick in the Early English style, containing a Norman font. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishWitcham St. Martin 
HundredSouth Witchford 
Poor Law unionEly 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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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