TL3368 : Village lockup and pump

taken 2 months ago, near to Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Village lockup and pump
Village lockup and pump
Near the south end of Fen Drayton's High Street stands this early 19th-century structure, in the local gault brick with a slate roof, which provided basic overnight accommodation for two miscreants in separate cells.

Such local solutions to the problems of petty crime and disorder are particularly common in the villages around Cambridge, Huntingdon and Bedford. For an earlier and more elegant example in a neighbouring villae see TL3168 : Fenstanton Clock Tower & Lockup. Against the north wall stands the TL3368 : Village pump in its wooden case, relocated from its original position by a nearby well.

Fen Drayton lockup is listed Grade II LinkExternal link
Fen Drayton

Fen Drayton is a small village between Cambridge and St. Ives, and between the villages of Fenstanton and Swavesey.
The village has a primary school, village hall, tennis courts and football fields, where Drayton Lions Football Club play their home matches, and a pub (The Three Tuns). The church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
The village is close to the A14, the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway and is on National Cycle Route 51.

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Date Taken
Friday, 21 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces  Water resources 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3382 6818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.7274N 0:2.3488W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3384 6820
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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