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Elm, Cambridgeshire

Elm is a Fenland village in Cambridgeshire, England. The civil parish of Elm had a resident population of 3,295, as recorded during the 2001 United Kingdom census. It is located alongside the county boundary with Norfolk, on the outskirts of the market town of Wisbech. The northern end of Elm, alongside Elm Low Road, acts as an adjacent suburb of Wisbech. Elm is situated in the heart of The Fens.
DistrictFenland
Post townWisbech
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTF4706
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01945
Population3,295
 

Elm, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Elm.-- par., Cambridgeshire, on Wisbech Canal, 2 miles SE. of Wisbech, 11,105 ac., pop. 1795; P.O.

Elm, Cambridgeshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

ELM (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 2 miles (S. S. E.) from Wisbech; containing 1742 inhabitants. The parish comprises 11,162a. 2r. 13p., of which 6522 acres are arable, 4615 pasture, and 25 plantations. The living is a sinecure rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 10., and now held by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners; and a vicarage, with that of Emneth annexed, valued at £14. 15. 10.; patron, the Bishop of Ely. The rectorial tithes have been commuted for £1644. 15., and the vicarial for £638; the rectorial glebe comprises 18 acres, and the vicarial 2 acres. The church is chiefly in the later English style, and consists of a nave, chancel, and aisles, with a tower surmounted by a small spire. Thomas Squire, in 1689, left a schoolroom, with a house and lands now producing about £50 a year; and the proceeds of about 34 acres bequeathed by different individuals, are distributed among the poor, who also receive in coal the sum of about £60 per annum, derived from land allotted in 1630. A tessellated pavement was discovered near the site of the old mansion of Needham Hall, which was taken down in 1804; and numerous Roman coins have been found.

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