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Cambridgeshire - Coldham

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp.53-54.

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COLDHAM is an eccesiastical parish, formed in 1874 from part of the civil parish of Elm, formerly included in Fridaybridge. 7 miles south of Wisbech, 3 south-west from Fridaybridge, and 4 north from March. The district includes PEAR TREE HILL, COLDHAM, STAGSHOLT and GRAYSMOOR, and extends to within 2 miles of March. The church of St. Ethelreda, a building of stone, in the Early English style, was completed in 1876 at a cost of £2,700; it consists of chancel and nave, with a porch on the south side and vestry on the north: the internal fittings are of oak, and there is a stained window on the south side of the chancel—subject St. Ethelreda. The living is a vicarage, nett yearly value £250, in the gift of the Crown and Bishop of Ely alernately and held since 1882 by the Rev. Arthur Hervey Kearney. Lord Overstone is the principal landowner. The soil is loamy; subsoil clay The chief crops are grass, wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and brown and white mustard. The area is 4,460 acres,and the population in 1881 was 335.


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