Fenstanton Lock Up




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Nation   England

County   Cambridgeshire

Location   High Street  Fenstanton

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   c.1650

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1600-1699, 1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Remarks   Restored 1989.


'Late C17 clock tower and lock up. Square plan and two-storeys. Red brick with yellow brick rusticated quoins, ashlar plinth. Restored hipped slate roof with wooden louvred bell turret with round arches on each face surmounted by weather vane. Dentil brick eaves cornice. Two plank doors to north and south. One sealed first-floor window and one fixed light with glazing bars in segmental arch. Bell cast by Thomas Norris in 1660 or 1666 (VCH). Clock with octagonal face on east wall from Conington Hall, Cambs. (Inskip Ladds Records, Norris Museum, St Ives, RCHM Huntingdonshire p 92 Mon 3).'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Clock Tower Lock Up, Fenstanton, LEN 1309432'

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  • ExteriorPhoto © Nigel Penton Tilbury (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Roy's Blog, 'Cambridgeshire. Lock-ups at Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Great Chishill and Litlington' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-fen-drayton-fenstanton.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Clock Tower Lock Up, Fenstanton, LEN 1309432'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309432


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