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NEWTON IN THE ISLE:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1929.

[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]

"NEWTON IN THE ISLE is a parish and picturesque village in the Isle of Ely, on the Norfolk border of the county, 1 mile from Ferry statlon on the Peterborough and Sutton Bridge section of the Midland and Great Northern joint railway, and 4 north from Wisbech station on the London and North Eastern railway, in the hundred, union, petty sessional division, county court district, rural deanery, archdeaconry of Wisbech and diocese of Ely.

The soil is loam; subsoil, clay and silt. The chief crops are wheat, oats, beans, peas, mustard, fruit and potatoes. The area is 3,092 acres of land and 11 of water; the population in 1921 was 920 in the civil and 479 in the ecclesiastical parish."

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards 2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson 2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]


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