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Walls and Plaques to Former Sluice on River Granta West of Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Abington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1203 / 52°7'12"N

Longitude: 0.2283 / 0°13'41"E

OS Eastings: 552656

OS Northings: 249225

OS Grid: TL526492

Mapcode National: GBR M9X.4JN

Mapcode Global: VHHKJ.XY2Z

Entry Name: Walls and Plaques to Former Sluice on River Granta West of Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52008

Location: Great Abington, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Great Abington

Built-Up Area: Little Abington

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Great and Little Abington

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

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


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

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