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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: 4, LYNN ROAD

List entry Number: 1126487



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ely

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Dec-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48753

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.. . - "..... . ...-- . -- -' L+@+ ROAD 1. 1. 1082 LYNN ROAD (East Side) No 4 TL 5480 1/31 23.9.50. II 2. A C17 Building, possibly incorporating an earlier structure, considerably altered in the C18 and later. It was used as a Jail from the end of the C17 when the Bishop's jail was transferred from Ely Porta in 1836 when the Bishop lost his jurisdiction. In 1768 Bishop Manson partly reconstructed the building. A prison report of 1804 reports on this prison:- "This goal not being secure is the reason why felons are so securely chained down. The irons used 18 or 19 pounds weight and one pair 43 pounds which in 1799 one John Gothard, a transport, had on for 3 days......" There is only one iron collar with spikes now left and the last time it was used was on James Thomson in the year 1798" The building is square on plan and is built partly of stone rubble and partly of red and yellow brick. 2 storeys. 2 window range on each front, the window are partly double-hung sashes with glazing bars and partly C20 casements. Some of the window openings retain the iron bars of the prison. The 1st storey rooms have the original heavy boarded, barred and double bolted prison doors with inspection windows. Roof tiled, double pitched and hipped. A small prisoners exercise yard remains on the east side.

Listing NGR: TL5405980465

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National Grid Reference: TL 54059 80465


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