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Witchford /ˈwɪtʃfɔrd/ is a small village near Ely in Cambridgeshire, England with a 2011 population of 2,385. Witchford houses the secondary school Witchford Village College that serves all of the surrounding villages, including Haddenham, Little Thetford, Mepal, Stretham, Sutton, Wilburton and Witcham. The village hosts the Grunty Fen Half Marathon road race, which has been staged annually in the village since 1991.
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Other names by which Witchford, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past
Wiceforde ~ Wiceford
Witchford, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Witchford.-- hundred, Cambridgeshire, in the liberty of the Isle of Ely, containing 12 pars.; is divided into 2 parts - North Part, 86,275 ac., pop. 21,929; South Part, 37,462 ac., pop. 6995.
Witchford, Cambridgeshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
WITCHFORD (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the hundred of South Witchford, union and Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Ely; containing 561 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Ely (the appropriators), valued in the king's books at £9. 18. 9. The great tithes have been commuted for £421. 13., and the vicarial for £134; the appropriate and vicarial glebes contain respectively 21 and 22 acres.
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