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UPWOOD

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

"UPWOOD, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Huntingdon, 2; miles south-west of Ramsey. Bury is its post town. The village is a place of great antiquity, and went by the name of Upwode at the time of the Conquest, at which time it was given by Ailwin the Saxon to Ramsey Abbey. The manor afterwards came to the Cromwells, Pheasants, &c. The land is fenny, and partly in common. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to that of Great Raveley, in the diocese of Ely, value £78. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, has recently been restored. It contains several old monuments. The parochial charities produce about £12 per annum. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel. R. H. Hussey, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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

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