Parson Drove Cage

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Cambridgeshire

Location   Murrow Bank  Parson Drove

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1816

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Remarks   Date from datestone.

Description

'Formerly a lock-up, inscribed and dated 1816 on stone plaque to north gable end, with the roof surmounted by a clock turret to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. The lock-up was converted to a fire engine house. Local brick with slate roof and gable end parapets. The east wall has a blind arcade of three round-headed arches and in the north gable end double doors for the fire engine entry.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up, About 50 yards South West of Swann Inn, LEN 1310221'

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  • ExteriorPhoto © Tony Bennett (cc-by-sa/2.0)

SOURCES

    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
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Former Lock Up, About 50 yards South West of Swann Inn, LEN 1310221'

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1310221

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