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Shire and Town Hall, Cambridge

Shire and Town Hall, Cambridge

Artist and engraver: Harraden, R.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 50a

Length: 22.9

Width: 28.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

The Shire Hall at Cambridge was built in 1747. This is a classical style block with rusticated ground level and pedimented front. The monument to the side of the building is the Hobson's Conduit, named after a local man Thomas Hobson (1544-1631). He helped to finance a new river to bring fresh water from Nine Wells to Cambridge, which was built between 1610 to 1614.

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