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NEWTON IN THE ISLE

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

"NEWTON IN THE ISLE, a parish in the hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely county Cambridge, 4 miles north of Wisbech, its nearest railway station and post town, and 41 from Cambridge. The village, which is small, is situated near the river Nen, and is wholly agricultural. A portion of the land is fenny. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £667. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £1,135, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient structure with a tower. The interior of the church contains an ancient font and numerous monuments of great antiquity. A college or chantry in honour of St. Mary was founded here in the reign of Henry IV. by Sir J. Colville, Knt., consisting of a warden, four chaplains, and ten poor brethren, whose lands at the Dissolution were annexed to the rectory of Newton. The charities consist of a share with Leverington. There is a free school. E. Jackson, Esq., is lord of the manor.

"FITTON END, in the parishes of Newton in the Isle and Leverington, about a mile south of Newton in the Isle"

"MARY-IN-THE-MARSH, a chapelry in the parish of Newton in the Isle, hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, 3 miles south-west of Wisbech."

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

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