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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1127654
English Heritage Legacy ID: 52008
Location: Great Abington, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21
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
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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