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Lodowicke Muggleton by William Wood circa 1674

Orwell Village Lock Up (site) High Street

History of the Lock Up, Orwell

Demolished in 1979.

In 1923,  W M Palmer wrote (Camb Chron.):

Here you may see another cage or lockup. In later days used for thieves and drunkards, it was in earlier days used for different kinds of law breakers, the fanatic preacher and his listeners. the particular kind of fanatic at Orwell were Muggletonians. Ludovick Muggleton, the founder of the sect, was at Orwell in 1666, and the vicar and the constable laid a trap for him, but the prophet was a shrewd man and he escaped the fate of imprisonment in the cage.



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