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Dutch House, Fen Drayton c.1929 (Photo L Cobbett) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Dutch House, Fen Drayton

History of the Dutch House

Precise Location Unknown

The cottage is described by C L Cudworth in ‘Dutch Influence in East Anglian Architecture as ‘near the church’. The stone doorway is dated 1713 and has the inscription in Dutch: ‘Niet zonder Arbyt’ – ‘Nothing without Work’. There is a legend associating the house with Cornelius Vermuyden, but he had lived in the previous century. (See Vanishing Cambridgeshire p.106).


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