Manea, Cambridgeshire

Manea, Cambridgeshire

Coordinates: 52°29′N 0°10′E / 52.48°N 0.17°E / 52.48; 0.17

Manea is located in Cambridgeshire

 Manea shown within Cambridgeshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MARCH
Postcode district PE15
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Cambridgeshire

Manea, pronounced /ˈmeɪniː/, is a village in the District of Fenland, Cambridgeshire, England. It is an expanding village in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Notable features are Manea railway station and RSPB Welches Dam nature reserve on the Ouse Washes.[1] The area has been inhabited for centuries, and Stonea Camp, an Iron Age hill fort is located in the vicinity of the village.

Manea was once a hamlet in the parish of Coveney, and in the seventeenth century Manea was one of the sites where Charles I was planning to build a new town, to be called Charlemont.[2] The village's parish church is dedicated to St. Nicholas and was built in 1875 to replace an earlier building dating from 1791.[3] The village has a brass band, Manea Silver Band, which meets for practices in Manea Methodist Chapel.[4]


  1. ^ RSPB reserves guide: Ouse Washes
  2. ^ N. Walker & T. Craddock, The History of Wisbech and the Fens. R. Walker, 1849, page 139.
  3. ^ Genuki information about Manea
  4. ^ Manea Silver Band website

External links

  • Manea Parish Council
  • Manea Connect, village website run by a group of volunteers whose aim it is to inform villagers about Manea events, groups and clubs and contact details for other services that are available in and around Manea, such as transport links/timetables, the Doctors' Surgery hours, contact details for the local schools and emergency services.

Manea Connect also has editorial on Manea villages' history written by villagers, gardening and wildlife stories.

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