Manea, Cambridgeshire

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Manea
Manea is located in Cambridgeshire
Manea
Manea
Location within Cambridgeshire
Population2,088 (2011)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARCH
Postcode districtPE15
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
52°29′N 0°10′E / 52.48°N 0.17°E / 52.48; 0.17Coordinates: 52°29′N 0°10′E / 52.48°N 0.17°E / 52.48; 0.17

Manea /ˈmn/ is a village and civil parish in the District of Fenland, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

The population (including Welches Dam) of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 2,088.[1]

Significant landmarks are Manea railway station and RSPB Welches Dam nature reserve on the Ouse Washes.[2]

Manea men's football team compete in local leagues and cup competitions.

History[edit]

Stonea Camp, an Iron Age hill fort is located approximately 1 mile west of the village.

Manea was once a hamlet in the parish of Coveney, and in the seventeenth century was one of the sites where Charles I planned to build a new town, to be called Charlemont.[3] The village's parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas and was built in 1875 to replace an earlier building dating from 1791.[4] The village's brass band, the Manea Silver Band, was formed in 1882; it meets at Manea Methodist Chapel[5]

The Manea colony was set up in the 1830s at Manea Fen as an experimental Utopian community but failed after a couple of years. During September and October 2016 the Cambridge Archaeogival Unit (CAU) followed up geophysics surveys by Fenland Archaeological Society (FenArch) and conducted fieldwork as part of a HLF funded project.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ RSPB reserves guide: Ouse Washes
  3. ^ N. Walker & T. Craddock, The History of Wisbech and the Fens. R. Walker, 1849, page 139.
  4. ^ Genuki information about Manea
  5. ^ Manea Silver Band website
  6. ^ "Manea colony". www.arch.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2019.

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