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Monk Field, Bourn OS 1885 map

Monk Field, Bourn / Cambourne

History of Monk Field

Enid Porter writes in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore p184 about the murder here in the 18th century:

About two hundred and fifty years ago a man named Partridge was murdered in Monk Field in Bourn. The killer, however, managed to escape detection and escaped to America. Years later he returned to England and was bold enough to revisit the scene of his crime.

This was his undoing; he was identified and executed by being placed alive in the cage at Caxton Gibbet.



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