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LITTLE WILBRAHAM

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

"LITTLE WILBRAHAM, a parish in the hundred of Staine, county Cambridge, 1 mile north of Great Wilbraham. The parish includes the hamlet of Six-mile Bottom. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £330, in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, contains a brass of W. Blackway, bearing date 1521. There is a National school. The charities produce about £75 per annum, including Johnson's bequest for the poor, and about 30 acres of common. Many Saxon antiquities were discovered in an ancient churchyard here in October, 1851.

"SIX MILE BOTTOM, is a hamlet in the parishes of Little Wilbraham, Bottisham, Brinkley, Carlton cum Willingham, Swaffham Bulbeck, Westley Waterless, and Weston Colville. It has a station on the Cambridge and Bury branch of the London and North Eastern railway. There is a congregational chapel, erected in 1881, with 80 sittings, and a reading room and library. There is also a recreation ground, pleasantly situated near the railway station and enclosed by a double row of trees : a cross of rough granite was erected in 1924 as a memorial to the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. Swyntord Paddocks is the residence of Capt. Malcolm Bollock M.B.E., M.P.

See also Six Mile Bottom main page."

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

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