"WITCHFORD, a parish in the hundred of South Witchford, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, 3 miles south-west of Ely. The village gives name to the hundred in which it is situated. There is a considerable extent of common. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £230, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The register dates from 1780."