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

"SOUTHEA WITH MURROW is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1870 from the civil parishes of Parson Drove and Wisbech St. Mary, in the hundred, union, petty sessional division, county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Wisbech and diocese Ely."

"MURROW is 6 miles south-west of Wisbech, and has a station on the London and North Eastern railway and one on the Midland and Great Northern joint railway.

The soil is clay and silt; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, potatoes, beans, mustard, and fruit. The population in 1921 was 1,312."

"SOUTHEA comprises a great portion of the hamlet of Parson Drove, and is about 1 mile north from the Murrow railway stations."

[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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