TOMBSTONE 40 YARDS WEST OF TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1126397

Date first listed: 31-Jan-1984

Statutory Address: TOMBSTONE 40 YARDS WEST OF TOWER, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: TOMBSTONE 40 YARDS WEST OF TOWER, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire (District Authority)

Parish: Burwell

National Grid Reference: TL 58903 66062

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TL 5866 BURWELL HIGH STREET (West Side)

15/22 Tombstone 40 yards west of tower

II

Tombstone, limestone with large winged heart with flames and skull and cross bones. Modern inscription on back. '8 September 1727', to commemorate the death of seventy-eight people in a barn fire who were attending a puppet-show. Situated c.40 yards to west of tower.

Gathercole, A.F. Burwell and Its Church, p.15, 1972 RCHM, North-East Cambs, p.25, 1972 Gibbons, T. An Account of A Most Terrible Fire. Reprinted C.C.

Listing NGR: TL5890366062

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 48938

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gathercole, A F , Burwell and its Church, (1972), 15
Gibbons, T, An Account of A Most Terrible Fire
Other
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire North East, (1972)

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