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Burystead, Wilburton, 1926 (photo O H Jermy) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

The Burystead, Wilburton

History of the Burystead

The Manor House (Burystead) Wilburton OS map 1887

Listed building

House, formerly the manor house. Probably c1610 for Sir John Jolles, Alderman of City of London, but some of the features would seem to be of later date. Altered internally later C19.

A Pell, Reminiscences of Albert Pell, 1908, recalls life at the old Manor House at that time.


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