[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013
"TYDD ST. GILES, a parish in the hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, 5 miles north-west of Wisbech, its post town, and 6 from St. Mary Sutton. The preparation of woad for dyeing is carried on. The construction of the Bedford Level canal, which is 100 feet wide and 30 feet deep, has greatly improved the quality of the land. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £653, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Giles. The parochial charities produce about £80 per annum. There is an endowed school, and the Independents have a chapel."
"FOUL ANCHOR, a hamlet in the parish of Tydd St. Giles, the hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, 1½ miles east north east of Tydd St. Giles. There is here a ferry across the river Nene."
[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]