Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.
[Extracted from A brief history of Ely and neighbouring villages in the Isle' by J.H. Clements 1868]
"WITCHAM, a parish in the hundred of South Witchford. This parish, lying between
Witchford and Mepal, contains 2,800 acres ; population
about 520. The vicarage is in the gift of the dean and chapter of Ely, and held by
the Rev. R. W. Packer. The tithes were commuted in 1840, for rent charges: rectorial,
£595.; vicarial £116., besides which there are 19 acres of globe land. The Wesleyans
have a place of worship here."
[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2010]
[mainly from A brief history of Ely and neighbouring villages in the Isle' by J.H. Clements 1868]
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