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WALLS AND PLAQUES TO FORMER SLUICE ON RIVER GRANTA WEST OF PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY

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: WALLS AND PLAQUES TO FORMER SLUICE ON RIVER GRANTA WEST OF PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1127654

Location

WALLS AND PLAQUES TO FORMER SLUICE ON RIVER GRANTA WEST OF PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Abington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Sep-1985

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 52008

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History

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Details

LITTLE ABINGTON TL 5249 Walls and two plaques to former 9/213 sluice on river Granta west of Parish Church of St Mary

II



Sluice walls and two plaques dated 1721. Limestone plaques, local stock brick wall. Originally sited on opposite banks each plaque is inscribed 'The bottom or lowest part of this stone is the height of ye Floodgate of this sluce 1721'. The original three-sluice dam and new cut were part of a scheme for flooding the water meadows between Abington and Babraham, designed and partly executed by Hugh May (1621) in c.1654 for his cousin Thos Benet of Babraham. A law suit in c.1720 against John Benet by Thos Westernerequired a flood gate to be erected to prevent flooding in Abington. A new cut further south in the C19 possibly made the C17 sluice redundant, and it is possibly then that the two plaques were sited on the south bank wall.

V.C.H. Vol. VI, p.25 C.R.O. Account of C17 Water Meadow.

Listing NGR: TL5265649225

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1978), 25

National Grid Reference: TL 52656 49225

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