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TOMBSTONE 40 YARDS WEST OF TOWER

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOMBSTONE 40 YARDS WEST OF TOWER

List entry Number: 1126397

Location

TOMBSTONE 40 YARDS WEST OF TOWER, HIGH STREET

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Jan-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48938

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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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

Selected 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)

National Grid Reference: TL 58903 66062

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