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Encyclopedia > Isle of Ely
Isle of Ely
Isle of Ely shown within England
Status: Administrative county
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Created: 1889
Abolished: 1965
Succeeded by: Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely

The Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England, is a traditional region around the city of Ely. It consists of 963 kmĀ² and was the site of the fair of St. Audrey. Image File history File links EnglandIsleOfEly1890. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely was an administrative county in England, created in 1965 by merging Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely county council areas, thus reconstructing the traditional Cambridgeshire. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... Ely (pronounced , rhyming with freely) is a cathedral city in the East Cambridgeshire district of Cambridgeshire in the East of England and 64 miles (103 km) east north-east of Charing Cross in London. ...


The Isle was traditionally a liberty of Cambridgeshire, associated with the Bishop of Ely, and had separate Quarter Sessions, and was sometimes described as a county palatine. Liberty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Arms of the Bishop of Ely The Bishop of Ely is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Ely in the Province of Canterbury. ... The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were periodic courts held in each county and county borough in England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Assize courts they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court of England and Wales. ... A County palatine is an area ruled by an count palatine (or earl palatine); with special authority and autonomy from the rest of the kingdom. ...


It therefore became an administrative county with an elected county council independent of Cambridgeshire between 1889 and 1965, until it was merged to form Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely, with the Thorney Rural District going to Huntingdon and Peterborough. The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely was an administrative county in England, created in 1965 by merging Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely county council areas, thus reconstructing the traditional Cambridgeshire. ... Thorney was a rural district in England from 1894 to 1974, situated to the east of Peterborough. ... Huntingdonshire and Peterborough was a short-lived administrative county in England. ...


Its name is said to mean "island of eels", a reference to the creatures that were often caught in the local rivers for food. Suborders Anguilloidei Nemichthyoidei Congroidei Synaphobranchoidei See text for families. ...

The Arms of the former Isle of Ely County Council
The Arms of the former Isle of Ely County Council

Administratively, the Isle of Ely also included Ely Place, lying off Holborn Circus in London and linked to Hatton Garden by Ely Court. It was the site of the palace of the Bishops of Ely. The licence for the Mitre pub in Ely Court was issued in Cambridgeshire until the late 19th century. Neither the Metropolitan nor the City of London police have jurisdiction there, and if for example the landload of the Mitre wished to throw out a drunk, he had to call the Beadle. Image File history File links Isle_Ely_arms. ... Image File history File links Isle_Ely_arms. ... An 18th century plan of Ely House. ... Holborn (pronounced ho-bun or ho-burn) is a place in London, named after a tributary to the river Fleet that flowed through the area, the Hole-bourne (the stream in the hollow). ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... A scene in Hatton Garden A ring shop in Hatton Garden Hatton Garden is a street and area near Holborn in London. ...


There used to be a parliamentary constituency called Isle of Ely, but in the boundary changes in 1983 it was replaced by the new constituency of North East Cambridgeshire. Isle of Ely is a former constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, centred on the Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire. ... North East Cambridgeshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


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  • Ely Place Holborn

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Wikipedia: Ely (246 words)
Ely (pronounced to rhyme with mealy) is a cathedral city in east Cambridgeshire, East Anglia.
The foundation was the establishment of an abbey to the north of the village of Cratendune on the Isle of Ely.
Ely is on the River Great Ouse and was a significant port until the 18th century.
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