Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire

Coordinates: 52°37′15″N 0°09′48″E / 52.6209°N 0.1632°E / 52.6209; 0.1632
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Friday Bridge
Friday Bridge is located in Cambridgeshire
Friday Bridge
Friday Bridge
Location within Cambridgeshire
Area0.6608 km2 (0.2551 sq mi)
Population1,412 (2021 census)
• Density2,137/km2 (5,530/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF4604
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWisbech
Postcode districtPE14
Dialling code01945
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°37′15″N 0°09′48″E / 52.6209°N 0.1632°E / 52.6209; 0.1632

Friday Bridge is a village in the civil parish of Elm, in the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire, England. It is 3 miles south of Wisbech. In 2021 it had a population of 1412.[1]


St Mark's, Friday Bridge

In 1838 a Wesleyan Methodist congregation was established and a chapel in 1843.

The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1860 from the civil parish of Elm. St Mark's Church of England parish church, designed by J. B. Owen opened in 1865.[2] The church is now Grade II listed. A church day school was opened in 1871. The Wisbech Water Works Co Ltd Water Tower was completed in 1894.[3] The Friday Bridge county secondary modern school was opened in 1928.[4]

The clock tower in the village is the war memorial.[5] Friday Bridge was the site of a World War II prisoner of war camp which was converted to a hostel for migrant workers in the late 1940s.[6]

The village was struck by a weak F0/T0 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[7]


  1. ^ "Friday Bridge". City Population De. Retrieved 16 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Stamford Mercury". Retrieved 5 October 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Norfolk News". Retrieved 6 October 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ ed RB Pugh (1953). A history of the county of Cambridge and Isle of Ely. OUP.
  5. ^ "Roll of Honour - Cambridgeshire - Friday Bridge".
  6. ^ "English Heritage" (PDF).
  7. ^ "European Severe Weather Database".