I. (Isaac) Slater.

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CARRIERS.

To LONDON, John Paine, from —
Dancer's yard, daily ; Jas. Abbott, from
his house, Oxford road, and laniei
Sunter, from the Hnlf Moon, Mondajr
and Thursday; 8c Henry Hatton, from
the Woolpack, Sunday, Wednesday aod
Friday,

To A.MERSHAM and CHESHAM.Wni.
Chee.-.e, from his hiuise, Ea of the principal colleu'esiit Cainhridne, and falls into the Ouse near Tbetford. The Nene
is a boundary stream between Huntingdonshire and the Lie of Ely to Morelon's Leam, whence it proceeds to
and minales with the Cioss Ke\s wash. The Nt w Bedford river is the principal navigation for barges passing
fiom the upper to the lower parts of the Ouse. The Olil Bedford runs parallel with tlie last river; it has been
but little navigated (excepting the lower paitof it, near Diovcr Sluice,) since tlie opening of the new rivers.
The rivers abound «itb fish: the pike and eels are especially plentiful ; and smelts of a yood quality and in
considerable inunheis are taken in the Bedford river. The canals are tiie Vermuyden's, which commences
at Ramsay; a canal from Outwell to Wisbeacli; another from Peterboiough to Staiiground Sluice; and some
siioit cuts from the Ouse toScdiam, Reach and Burwell. Railwavk. — 'J'he Cambriilgo Section of the Eastern
Counties Railway enters this county a little to the north of Gieat Chesteiford (Essex), near Ickletoii Abbey,
proceeding to Canibridse, E'y, March and Chatteris, and subse()Ufntly joins the East Amilian Railway. From
Ely there are lines to .March, VVhittlisea and Peterborough; likewise to Saint Ives and Huntingdon. About
three miles east of Saint Ives a branch communicates with Cambiidge; while from Great Che>terford (before
mentioned) a line lakts the trnveller to Newm;irkct.

Ecclesiastical and civil divisions, and rei'Resentation. — Cambridi;eshire is naturally divided into
two paits by the river Ou-e— the most northerly being chitfly composed of the Isle of Ely, in which diocess
(exct ptiiig fifteen paiislies in the eastern [lart, which are in the dioccss of Norwich, and Isleliam parish, in that
of Koche-ter,) the county is comprehended. It is included in the Norfolk Ciicnit of the judges ; and for civil
purposes is divided into seventeen hundreds, namely, Arrningford, Cliesterton, Chevely, C^hilfoid, Ely, Fiendish,
Longstow, Northstow, Prtpworth, lladfield, Strtjiloe, Staine, Threplow, Wetberley, Whitilesfoid, Wisbeacli
and Witchford : these contain one bundled and sixty-two jiarishes and five pans of paiislus, one city (Ely),
one county and borough town (Cambridge), seven other market towns, and part of the market town of New-
market. The whole shire it turns seven r« picsentatiyes to the imperial parliament — thus distributed, two each
for the town of Cambiidge and its University, and three for the county at large: the L'entlemeii at present
sitting for the county aie, the Hon. Eliot Thomas Yoikc, Richard Gie.ivcsTownley, i'^squire, and Loid GeorL'e
J(din iM.inueis. Votes for ccjunty members are taken at Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, Royston, Whittlesey
and Wisoeac h.

Population, &c. — By the returns made to Government at the census of 1841, Cambridgeshire contained
81,611 males, and 82,848 finales— total l(;4,4r)9; exhibiting an increase over the reiuins of 18 :l ot 20,.504
inhabit. lilts. 'I"be annual value of Real Property, in this county, as assessed _to the [Poor Rates, in 1815,
aiuouuted to £(145,554, and in 1841 to £868,(i84.



Distance Table of To^nrns in Cambridgeshire.

The name;? of the towns are on the top and side, and the square where both meet gives the distance.

From Londtn.

Catnbridge, xo. and s 51

Chatleins 28 Chatteri«', s 71

Ely 1 16 12|Elv, th. (by way of Cambridge) 67

I/niton 1 1 1 ;« 2rLinton,*^// 48

March \^2\ 8 19 156 March./. 79

Newmarket ll.'i 25 l.'i 14 2()j Newmarket, tu. and s 59



Roy.stoii , . .

Soham

Thornev . . .

Whittle's.a.
Wisbeach .



i;v:v2.so 15:^9 2(

19 18 6 19 25 8

40li8:v2 50 I■lU.^

;«)|15 27 41 11 40



Royston, w .S8

i2iSoham 69

l4:59|Tliorriey, th 86

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Online LibraryI. (Isaac) SlaterSlater's royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk : comprising classi → online text (page 25 of 131)