Orwell Cage



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Nation   England

County   Cambridgeshire

Location   near the village hall, High Street  Orwell

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   c.1914

Century of Operation   1800-1899, 1900-1999

Building Type   Lock Up

Remarks   Roy's Blog explains that the lock up was demolished in 1979 when the village hall was extended. Also, that a village resident born in 1886 remembered it being used as a lock up until the First World War. In the 1930s and 1940s it was used by a local cobbler as a workshop.


'brick built with slate roof'

Roy's Blog, 'Cambridgeshire. Lock-ups at Needingworth, Orwell, Parson Drove, Sawtry and Swaffham Prior' (26 June 2013 - correspondence with local historian)

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    Roy's Blog, 'Cambridgeshire. Lock-ups at Needingworth, Orwell, Parson Drove, Sawtry and Swaffham Prior' (26 June 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/06/lock-ups-at-needingworth-parson-drove.html


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