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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1126397
English Heritage Legacy ID: 48938
Location: Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB25
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
TL 5866 BURWELL HIGH STREET
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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