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TWO CUNNING DEVICES FOR PRIEST HOLES IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND SUSSEX

TWO CUNNING DEVICES FOR PRIEST HOLES IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND SUSSEX

By raising a particular board in a landing at Sawston Hall, Cambridgeshire (bottom), one sees in the cavity a stone slab with a small aperture about the size of a pavement coal hole. A tunnel slants downwards into the adjacent wall, and at the lower end of this, actually in an external tower, is an apartment that could hold about twelve persons. The hiding place at Parham Hall, Sussex, is concealed by a window seat. Lifted up, this reveals the entrance to a hole below the floor level.

Other pictures from Noted Secret Chambers and Hiding-Places


JACOBEAN CHASTLETON AND ITS ROOMY SECRET CHAMBER: THE PRIEST HOLE IN THE STAIRWAY, HARVINGTON HALL

THE TRAGEDY OF MINSTER LOVEL MANOR HOUSE

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