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Littleport, Cambridgeshire

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Littleport, Cambridgeshire

DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Post townELY
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL5686
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01353
Population7,521 (2001)
 

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

Litelport

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

Littleport, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Cambridgeshire, in E. of co.- par., 16,136 ac., pop. 3532; vil., on river Old Croft, 5 miles NE. of Ely; P.O., T.O.

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

LITTLEPORT (St. George), a parish, in the union, hundred, and Isle, of Ely, county of Cambridge, 5¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from Ely; containing 3365 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the Ouse, comprises by survey 15,557 acres. The village is on the road from Ely to Lynn, and a considerable traffic is carried on in corn and coal, for which the river affords great facility. The Lynn and Ely railway, also, passes close to the village. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely, valued in the king's books at £8; impropriators, the Master and Fellows of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £248, and the vicarial for £1931; the impropriate glebe comprises 81 acres, and the vicarial 76 acres. There are places of worship for Baptists, Huntingtonians, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans.

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