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CHATTERIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 9 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHATTERIS, a market town in the Wisbech parliamentary division of Cambridgeshire, England, 252 M. N. by W. of Cam-bridge by the Great Eastern railway. Pop. of urban district (1901) 4711. It lies in the midst of the flat Fen country. The church of St Peter is principally Decorated; and there are fragments of a Benedictine convent founded in the loth century and rebuilt after fire in the first half of the 14th. The town has breweries, and engineering and rope-making works. To the north runs the great Forty-foot Drain, also called Vermuyden's. after the Dutch engineer whose name is associated with the fen drainage works of the middle of the 17th century.
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