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Tombstone 40 Yards West of Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Burwell, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2698 / 52°16'11"N

Longitude: 0.3274 / 0°19'38"E

OS Eastings: 558903

OS Northings: 266062

OS Grid: TL589660

Mapcode National: GBR N9F.RL2

Mapcode Global: VHHK0.M6FV

Plus Code: 9F42789G+WW

Entry Name: Tombstone 40 Yards West of Tower

Listing Date: 31 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48938

Location: Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB25

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Burwell

Built-Up Area: Burwell

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Burwell with Reach

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(West Side)

15/22 Tombstone 40 yards
west of tower


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

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