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Orwell Cage

Overview

Location   near the village hall, High Street  Orwell

County   Cambridgeshire

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   c.1914

Century of Operation   1800-1899, 1900-1999

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.

Further information can be found at
https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/orwell-cage/

Description

  • '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)

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