North Witchford  Cambridgeshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described North Witchford like this:

WITCHFORD (North), a district in the N of Cambridge; containing March and Chatteris sub-districts. Acres, 59,823. Poor rates in 1863, £9,336. Pop. in 1851, 16,243; in 1861, 14,791. Houses, 3,249. Marriages in 1866, 98; births, 479,-of which 44 were illegitimate; deaths, 247,-of which 92 were at ages under 5 years, and 5 at ages above 85. ...

Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,193; births, 5,615; deaths, 3,201. The places of worship, in 1851, were 5 of the Church of England , with 1,748 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 520 s.; 8 of Baptists, with 2,164 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 190 .s.; 10 of Wesleyans, with 1,960 s.; 5 of Primitive Methodists, with 698 s.; 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 420 s.; 1 undefined, with 400 s.; and 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 120 s. The schools were 8 public day-schools, with 1,164 scholars; 52 private day-schools, with 1,061 s.; 21 Sunday schools, with 1,537 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 23 s. The workhouse is in Doddington.

North Witchford through time

North Witchford is now part of Fenland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Fenland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about North Witchford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of North Witchford, in Fenland and Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th August 2021

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