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COVENEY

[Transcribed and edited information mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"COVENEY, a parish in the hundred of South Witchford, in the county of Cambridge, 3½ miles north-west of Ely, and 3 north-east of Sutton. It contains the chapelry of Manea, and the hamlet of Wardy Hill. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value with the curacy of Manea annexed, £809, in the patronage of Lora Rokeby. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small structure. Conyers Middleton was once rector of this parish. The charities amount to £45 per annum. The Baptists have a chapel at Hayhead, and the Wesleyans a place of worship at Wardy Hill. There is a National school with a small endowment."

"MANEA, a chapelry in the parish of Coveney, hundred of South Witchford, county Cambridge, 7 miles north-east of Chatteris, its post town, and 8 north-west of Ely. It is a station on the Ely and Peterborough railway. It is situated on the Old Bedford river, and is chiefly agricultural. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory* of Coveney, in thc diocese of Ely. The church is a small neat structure, once held by Conyers Middleton. There is an endowed National school for both sexes. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. Lord Rokeby is lord of the manor. (See also Manea Parish pages)"

"WARDY-HILL, a hamlet in the parish of Coveney, county Cambridge, 5 miles north-west of Ely."

[Transcribed mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2010

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