[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]
"COATES and EASTREA, is an ecclesiastical parish, formed from Whittlesey in 1850. The former 2¾ miles east, the latter 2 miles east from Whittlesey station on the Peterborough and Wisbech branch of the London and North Eastern railway, were formed into an ecclesiastical parish July 9, 1850, from the civil parish of Whittlesey, under the provisions of the "Whittlesey Improvement Act, 1849" (12 and 13 Vict. c. 32, sec. 9); they are in the North Witchford hundred, Whittlesey union and petty sessional divi-sion, Peterborough county court district, rural deanery of March, archdeaconry of Wishech and diocese of Ely.
The Public Hall, erected in 1890 by public subscription, at a cost, including fittings, of £370, is of brick with an open timber roof, and measures, within, 40 by 23 feet; the management is vested in the trustees and a local committee. The soil is chiefly a black loam ; subsoil, clay or gravel. The chief crops are wheat and potatoes. The area is 5,300 acres; the population in 1921 was 1,402.
[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]