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Pound, Lock Up and Fire Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2531 / 52°15'11"N

Longitude: 0.2989 / 0°17'55"E

OS Eastings: 557018

OS Northings: 264152

OS Grid: TL570641

Mapcode National: GBR M88.QCQ

Mapcode Global: VHHK0.4MCL

Entry Name: Pound, Lock Up and Fire Engine House

Listing Date: 15 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49369

Location: Swaffham Prior, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB25

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Swaffham Prior

Built-Up Area: Swaffham Prior

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Swaffham Prior St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 5764 SWAFFHAM PRIOR CAGE HILL

13/148 Pound, lock-up
and fire engine
house
GV
II

Pound, lock-up and fire engine house, c1830. Lock-up and fire
engine house in single storey gault brick building with a
gabled, slate roof and end parapets on kneelers. The parapet to
the front, above the lock-up, is surmounted by three crosses of
stone. The gable end to the front has two oval shaped windows
with grilles, one to each cell, above the lock-up doorway. The
door is original and has its iron fittings complete. The other
gable end also has similar oval shaped windows but the entry to
the engine house is in the side wall. The door is original but
has fewer iron fittings. The lock-up and fire engine house are
enclosed by the pound wall of brick and clunch with a gate on
the street side. Inside there are two cells each barrel
vaulted. The fire engine house retains the original fire engine
inscribed "Bristow fecit" and "the gift of Mrs Allix...1791".

R.C.H.M. (North East Cambs.), p127, mon (30)


Listing NGR: TL5701864152

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