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Coldham is a hamlet in Elm civil parish, part of the Fenland district of the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Coldham is the site of a wind farm on a large farm estate of the Cooperative Group near the settlement.[1]

Coldham
Coldham is located in Cambridgeshire
Coldham
Coldham
Location within Cambridgeshire
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District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWisbech
Postcode districtPE14
Dialling code01945
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AmbulanceEast of England
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52°36′21″N 0°07′03″E / 52.6058°N 0.1175°E / 52.6058; 0.1175Coordinates: 52°36′21″N 0°07′03″E / 52.6058°N 0.1175°E / 52.6058; 0.1175

The parish formerly had a church dedicated to St. Ethelreda built in 1876. This was declared redundant in 2000 and has since been converted into a house.[2] The former war memorial from the church is now located at St Mark's, Friday Bridge.[3] The settlement formerly had a railway station on the Great Eastern Railway, although there are proposals to reinstate a station as part of the Wisbech and March Bramley Line project.[4]

HistoryEdit

Coldham, formerly known as 'Pear Tree Hill', was formed as a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1874.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Advertising feature: Wind power to the people, The Guardian online
  2. ^ War Memorials.org
  3. ^ Genuki.org.uk
  4. ^ Wisbech & March Bramley Line official website
  5. ^ A.J.Gardiner (1898). History of Wisbech and Neighbourhood, p392. Gardiner & Co.