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Witchford, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Witchford, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire, 3 miles W by S of Ely station on the G.E.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ely. Acreage, 2156; population of the civil parish, 428; of the ecclesiastical, 452. There is a parish council of five members and a chairman. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £300 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church is a building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, and was well restored in 1887. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishWitchford St. Nicholas 
HundredSouth Witchford 
Poor Law unionEly 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Witchford from the following:

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