Elm is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Other places in the parish include: Church End and Friday Bridge.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • March
  • Upwell
  • Outwell
  • Wisbech St Peter and St Paul
  • Emneth, Norfolk

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ELM, a parish in Wisbeach district, Cambridge; on the Wisbeach canal, contiguous with Norfolk, and near the Wisbeach and Cambridge railway, 2 miles SSE of Wisbeach. It has a post office under Wisbeach. Acres, 11,105. Real property, £22,737. Pop., 1,729. Houses, 379 An ancient earthwork goes hence toward Lincolnshire; and Roman urns and coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £400. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is good; and has a tower and spire. The vicarage of Friday-Bridge is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. An endowed school has £53; town lands yield £70; and other charities have £85.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Elm, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Elm, 1600-1860 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Elm (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers for Elm, 1539-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Elm (Cambridgeshire)


Manor records, 1608-1684 Author: Manor of Wisbech Barton

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish registers for Elm, 1539-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Elm (Cambridgeshire)


School records of Coldham School, 1874-1925 Author: Coldham School (Elm, Cambridgshire)

School records of Elm and Emneth School, 1891-1925 Author: Elm and Emneth School (Elm, Cambridgeshire); Elm and Emneth School (Emneth, Norfolk)

School records of Elm School, 1880-1925 Author: Elm School (Elm, Cambridgeshire)

School records of Ringsend School, 1900-1925 Author: Ringsend School (Elm, Cambridgeshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wisbeach
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Wisbech
  • Poor Law Union: Wisbech
  • Hundred: Wisbech
  • Province: Canterbury

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