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Cambridgeshire - Gorefield

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.72.

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GOREFIELD is an eccesiastical parish, formed in 1870 from the civil parish of Leverington, 3½ miles south from Wisbech, 3¼ north-east from Coldham Railway station; it is a polling place for the county, in the hundred, union and county court district of Wisbech, rural deanery of Wisbech and in the peculiar archdiaconal jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ely, 4 miles north-east from Wisbech. The church of St. Paul, built in 1871, is a handsome building offlint and stone, in the Early English style, and consisting of chancel, nave and vestry, with bell-turret and 1 bell. The register dates from the year 1871. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £230, with residdence, in the gift of the Bishop of Ely and held since 1871 by the Rev. Andrew Beck B.A. of Caius College, Cambridge. Here is a Congregational chapel. The principal landowners are Thomas Scrimshaw, Algernon and Alexander Peckover, and Thomas Dearlove Dearlove esqrs. The soil is rich loam; subsoil clay The chief crops are wheat, oats beans, potatoes and mustard. The population in 1881 was 506.

Beck Rev. Andrew M.A. [vicar]
Foster Mrs Anderson Richard, boot maker
Aubin Jonathan, farmer
Clark Samuel, farmer & thrashing machine owner
Crow John, farmer
Dack Joseph, farmer & blacksmith
Duxon Benjamin, jun. farmer, Harold bridge
Elam Joseph farmer
Foster James, farmer
Garner Jacob, poulterer
Godfrey John, farmer
Griffin Joseph Ellard, farmer & landowner
Griggs John, farmer
Hipwell William, builder & farmer
Holmes John, farmer
Holmes William, farmer
Leach John, farmer, Common
Lewin James, farmer, Common
Lewin Richard, farmer & landowner
Maxey Wiliam, farmer
Meadows Joseph, farmer & landowner
Poll John, Goat
Saunders John, farmer
Scrimshaw Thomas, farmer & landowner
Scrimshaw Thomas, veterinary surgeon
Skells William, farmer
Swann James, carpenter & wheelwright
Ward Edward, farmer & landowner
Ward Frank, farmer & landowner
Ward John, farmer
Watson John, plumbe, glazier & painter, Fitton end
Webster William Frederick, steam & wind miller
Wilkinson Wm. blacksmith and shopkpr
Young Thomas, beer retailer & shopkeeper

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