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Cambridge Town Gaol, Gonville Place

Cambridge Town Gaol

History of Cambridge Town Gaol

Cambridge Town Gaol was built in 1827 at a cost of £25,000 and survived until demolished 15/5/1879. It was designed by William M’Intosh Brookes.

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Its location is where Queen Anne’s Terrace is now.

Map from circa 1850 showing location of Town Gaol.




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