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OLIVER CROMWELL’S HOUSE

OLIVER CROMWELL’S HOUSE
OLIVER CROMWELL’S HOUSE

Hero or villain, Oliver Cromwell was one of those people who make a brief appearance on history’s stage and leave their mark. So his house has got to be worth a visit. Cromwell inherited the lease from a rich uncle, moved there with his family in 1636 and they stayed for 10 years - though Cromwell himself would have been away for much of that time. It stands opposite a small green, next to St Mary’s Church. It has been a pub, vicarage and at time of writing is Ely’s Tourist Information Centre. A tour of the house includes the fascinating kitchen and Cromwell's study.

And - it is meant to be haunted...wooooo!

Location/Address: 29 St Mary's Street
Ely
County: Cambridgeshire
Post Code: CB7 4HF
Main Historic Period: Stuart
Link to featured article: Oliver Cromwell's House
Tip/Nearby: Ely Cathedral
Primary Management: Local Authority
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