PE13 (Wisbech) area guide
The PE13 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Cambridgeshire, Clarkson, Elm and Christchurch, Eye and Thorney, Four Gotes, Gorefield, Guyhirn, Hill, Kirkgate, Leverington, Lincolnshire, Long Sutton, March North, Medworth, Mershe Lande, Murrow, Newton, Norfolk, North Brink, Parson Drove, Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary, Peckover, Rings End, Roman Bank, Staithe, The Saints, Thorney Toll, Tydd, Tydd Gote, Tydd St Giles, Tydd St Mary, Walsoken, Waterlees, Wisbech, Wisbech St Mary.
During the Iron Age, this area was home to the Brythonic Iceni tribe. These people were around until the early Middle Ages. In 1086, Wisbech Castle was built by William I to fortify the town. The castle later became a notorious prison. At the end of the 16th century there were 33 Catholics held as prisoners at the castle, which lead to a fight between them known as the “Wisbech Stirs.” The castle was rebuilt in 1816. Today the castle is operated by Cambridgeshire County Council and is used as a venue for meetings, school visits, and civil weddings. Groups can also reserve the castle for private functions.
Wisbech is a market town and inland port with a population of about 30,000. Around 40 per cent of houses in PE13 are detached, while 30 per cent are semi-detached, and 20 per cent are terraced. House prices in the area tend to be significantly lower than the national average.
The more expensive streets in the area have average property prices of around £350,000. Examples of some of these streets are Honeyhill Road, Chapter Gardens and Trafford Park. In comparison to this, for those looking for more affordable options, some of the least expensive streets to live on in PE13 include Weston Miller Drive and King Street. Homes on these streets can be purchased for around £60,000.
Heron Road is a street that circles a large grass field which has a playground in the centre. It is a great place for children to play and be active.
Wisbech Town Football Club is a member of the Eastern Counties Leave Premier Division. The team plays at the Fenland Stadium in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The club was established in 1920 when three local clubs merged to form today’s team, known as The Fenmen.
In the north west part of Wisbeck is a place to play paintball. Warzone Paintball offers many packages for any skill level. Players can rent full equipment or bring their own. It is a great place for parties, stag weekends and other special events.
The Wisbech and Fenland Museum is located near the Wisbech Castle. It was built in 1847 and houses several important collections relating to the town’s history. The most famous exhibit is the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.