Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

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Whittlesey is a town in Cambridgeshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Whittlesey within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Whittlesey in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Whittlesey (or Whittlesea), market town and par. with ry. sta., Cambridgeshire, in NW. of co., 5½ miles E. of Peterborough - par., 25,131 ac., pop. 6455; town, 640 ac., pop. 3682; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. Whittlesey, known at Domesday as Witesie, has two ancient churches, two endowed schools, a town hall, public library, &C. Whittlesey Mere, 4 miles SW. of the town, a shallow lake, 2 miles long by 1 mile broad, and abounding in fish and wildfowl, has been drained, and is now a fertile tract.

Whittlesey in the Domesday Book

A village in Ely 1 hundred, in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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