Murrow, Cambridgeshire

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Houses in Murrow
Murrow is located in Cambridgeshire
Location within Cambridgeshire
OS grid referenceTF376059
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWisbech
Postcode districtPE13
List of places
52°37′59″N 0°01′59″E / 52.633°N 0.033°E / 52.633; 0.033Coordinates: 52°37′59″N 0°01′59″E / 52.633°N 0.033°E / 52.633; 0.033

Murrow is a village in the civil parish of Wisbech St Mary, in Cambridgeshire, England.[1]

The village is on Murrow Bank, the B1187 road, 5 miles (8 km) west from the town of Wisbech. Its population is included in the civil parish of Parson Drove.[citation needed] Murrow has a village store, and The Bell Inn public house which is owned by Elgood's Brewery.


In 1376, Murrow was written as 'Morrowe' and derives from Old English mor (marsh) and raw (row) of houses.[2][page needed]

The Early English style Corpus Christi chapel was erected in 1857, built by Rev. Henry Jackson at his own expense.[3][page needed]

Murrow was part of the ecclesiastical parish of Wisbech St Mary, formed under the 1870 Leverington Rectory Act. Emmanuel church was built in 1873 during the incumbency of Rev. A.W. Roper.[3]

Formerly the village contained orchards and produced bulbs.[4][page needed]

Murrow once had two railway stations,[when?] Murrow East on the M&GNJR, and Murrow West on GN&GEJR. As it had two stations, Murrow also had a Station Road (originally Mill Road, renamed Station Road, and renamed back to Mill Road), and a Station Avenue.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 142 Peterborough (Market Deeping & Chatteris) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229248.
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall (1991). English Place-names. Oxford university Press.
  3. ^ a b F.J.Gardiner (1898). History of Wisbech and Neighbourhood. Gardiner & Co.
  4. ^ ed RB Pugh (1953). A history of Cambridge & the Isle of Ely. OUP.

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