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CASTLE VAULTS

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: CASTLE VAULTS

List entry Number: 1126665

Location

CASTLE VAULTS, MUSEUM SQUARE

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wisbech

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Feb-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48318

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History

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Details

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Page 53 Item number 6/120 10.2.69

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WISBECH MUSEUM SQUARE TF 4609 (West Side) 6/120 Castle Vaults GV II

C17, brick tunnel vaults with long central east-west passage covering an area approximately 70 x 90 feet which suggests they were built specifically for the C17 mansion. The well and some earlier wall materials may have mediaeval origins. Entrance to the vaults faces east and was built by Joseph Medworth c.1816 for access to the well. G. Annis, A History of Wisbech Castle, 1977. (See also references for The Castle).

Listing NGR: TF4626209567

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Annis, G, A History of Wisbech Castle, (1977)
Colvin, H M , A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1600-1840, (1954), 286
Colvin, H M , A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1600-1840, (1954), 390
Gardiner, F J, History of Wisbech and Neighbourhood, (1898)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 502
Walker, N, Craddock, T , The History of Wisbech and the Fens, (1849)
Watson, W, An Historical Account of the Ancient Town and Port of Wisbech, (1827)
'Wisbech Society Annual Report' in Wisbech Society Annual Report, (1960)

National Grid Reference: TF 46183 09579

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