Leverington

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Leverington
Leverington church - geograph.org.uk - 2568.jpg
St Leonard's church
Leverington is located in Cambridgeshire
Leverington
Leverington
Leverington shown within Cambridgeshire
Population3,339 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF4411
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWisbech
Postcode districtPE13
Dialling code01945
PoliceCambridgeshire
FireCambridgeshire
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
52°40′56″N 0°08′09″E / 52.6822°N 0.1359°E / 52.6822; 0.1359Coordinates: 52°40′56″N 0°08′09″E / 52.6822°N 0.1359°E / 52.6822; 0.1359

Leverington is a village and civil parish in the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire, to the north of Wisbech. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 2,914 people,[1] including Four Gotes and increasing to 3,339 at the 2011 Census.[2] Until 1870, Parson Drove and Gorefield were part of the parish.

History[edit]

Leverington - an estate linked with a man called Leofhere.[3] The 13th century church of St Leonard is a Grade I listed building,[4] noted for its spire, restored 15th-century Tree of Jesse window and carved font. Rectors of the parish have included John Ailleston, Richard Reynolds, James Nasmith, Thomas Yale and John Jenkinson. Dramatist Edmund John Eyre (1767–1816), was a son of a rector.

Leverington Hall, originally constructed in the 17th century, is also Grade I listed.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Leverington CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 12 December 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ A.D.Mills (1998). Dictionary of English Place-names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280074-4.
  4. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST LEONARD (1160993)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ Historic England. "LEVERINGTON HALL (1125948)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 July 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Leverington at Wikimedia Commons