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Wilburton, Cambridgeshire

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Wilburton, Cambridgeshire

Wilburton is a small village of just over 1,000 inhabitants, situated in Cambridgeshire, England. It is 6 miles south west of Ely. While nominally an agricultural village, many of the inhabitants work in Cambridge, Ely or London.
DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Post townELY
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL4874
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Dialling code01353
Population1,231
 

Other names by which Wilburton, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past

Wilbarton ~ Wilbertone

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

Wilbarton; P.O. See WILBURTON.

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

WILBURTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of South Witchford, union and Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 6½ miles (S. W.) from Ely; containing 500 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 2233 acres, of which 1182 are arable, 534 meadow and pasture, and the remainder woodland, common, roads, and waste: the soil is mostly rich. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £68; patron, the Archdeacon of Ely. The tithes have been commuted for £519, and the glebe consists of 170 acres. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style, and contains 100 sittings. There is a place of worship for Baptists. The parsonage-house was anciently the seat of the archdeacons of Ely; and Henry VII., and his son Prince Henry, were entertained in it for several days, when that sovereign came to visit the shrine of St. Ethelreda.

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