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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