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Coldham

COLDHAM is an ecclesiastical parish, formed July 10th, 1874, from Fridaybridqe in the civil parish of Elm; it is in the petty sessional division, union, county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Wisbech and diocese of Ely, and is 7 miles south from Wisbech, 3 north-west from Fridaybridge and 4 north from March, with a station on the Peterborough and Wisbech branch of the London and North Eastern railway. The parish includes Pen Tree Hill, Coldham, Stagsholt and Graysmoor and extends 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, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and a small western turret containing 2 bells: the organ cost £250: the internal fittings are of oak: there is a small stained window on the south side of the chancel, and another on the north side in memory of Francis William Gordon Woodgate; a memorial window was erected at the east end in June, 1887, at a cost of £120, to Samuel Jones Loyd, Baron Overstone, a benefactor to this church, who died Nov. 17th, 1883, and another in memory of William Cutlack Little by his widow : there arc 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1876.

The soil is loamy; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and brown and white mustard and some land in pasture. The population in 1921 was 425.

[Extracts from Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]

For the Family Historian details of available records can be found on the Coldham page of GENUKI Cambridgeshire.

War Memorial

The war memorial and the men on it have been documented on the Roll of Honour Cambridgeshire page

 

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