Foulmire, or Fulmer (St. Mary)

FOULMIRE, or Fulmer (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Royston, hundred of Thriplow, county of Cambridge, 5½ miles (N. E.) from Royston; containing 610 inhabitants. This place had formerly a market, the grant of which was renewed in the reign of James I. The parish comprises 2326 acres, whereof 1900 are arable: on a heath is a large warren, where a great number of aquatic and bog plants is found. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £29. 14. 2.; net income, £675; patron, the Earl of Hardwicke. There is a place of worship for a congregation of Independents.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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