Elm  Cambridgeshire


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

ELM, a parish in Wisbeach district, Cambridge; on the Wisbeach canal, contiguous with Norfolk, and near the Wisbeach and Cambridge railway, 2 miles SSE of Wisbeach. It has a post office under Wisbeach. Acres, 11, 105. Real property, £22, 737. Pop., 1, 729. Houses, 379 An ancient earthwork goes hence toward Lincolnshire; and Roman urns and coins have been found. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £400.* Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is good; and has a tower and spire. The vicarage of Friday-Bridge is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. An endowed school has £53; town lands yield £70; and other charities have £85.

Elm through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th December 2021

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