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Earith, Cambridgeshire

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Earith, Cambridgeshire

Earith is a village and civil parish in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies south of Chatteris and east of Huntingdon, in the District of Huntingdonshire. At Earith, two artificial diversion channels of the River Great Ouse, the Old Bedford River and the New Bedford River, leave the river on a course to Denver Sluice near Downham Market, where they rejoin the Great Ouse in its tidal part. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,677.
Post townHuntingdon
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL3874
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Dialling code01487

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

Earith, hamlet with ry. sta. (Earith Bridge), 5 miles NE. of St Ives, Huntingdonshire; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity is Earith House. See BLUNTISHAM CUM EARITH.

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

EARITH, a chapelry, in the parish of Bluntisham, hundred of Hurstingstone, union and county of Huntingdon, 3 miles (S. E.) from Somersham; containing 717 inhabitants. The village is situated on the navigable river Ouse, over which is an iron suspensionbridge, recently constructed. Cattle-fairs are held on May 4th, July 25th, and November 1st. The chapel, which was dedicated to St. James, has been demolished. To the east of the village is an ancient encampment called Earith Bulwarks, occupying a quadrilateral area with bastions at the angles.

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