Congratulations on earning your Barnwell ART & HISTORY KEY

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The ART & HISTORY Key looks like this talisman. You can collect a sticker with the ART & HISTORY Key talisman from the Barnwell Road Library.

To solve the final puzzle

You need to note this clue on the Barnwell 5 Keys

Brilliant Barnwell Bits n Bobs!

Did you know…

  • A Victorian sewage stinkpipe in Barnwell, Cambridge UK

    A Victorian sewage stinkpipe in Barnwell, Cambridge UK

    The tall pipe with the decorated top (clue picture 1900) is a Victorian ‘stink pipe’ – an outlet pipe to allow gases to escape from the sewer below. There are at least 9 stink pipes to find within the area of the map. See if you can spot them while you are walking around!

  • Farrance House (picture 1959) is believed to have been built in the early part of the 20th century. The faded Homepride advertisement painted onto the side wall and the building’s location in the heart of Barnwell suggest that this building may once have been a bakery.
  • The lake behind the football stadium (Barnwell Lake) is an old clay quarry from the days when brick-making was carried out here in the 19th Century. Archaeologists examining the clay deposits in this area have found elephant bones, hippopotamus and rhino bones in the vicinity, with evidence that they were worked on by humans thousands of years ago to make tools and weapons.
  • Barnwell Priory was established in the 12th century and grew to be one of the

    Part of the old Priory, believed to be monks’ kitchens.

    biggest and most wealthy in Europe. It was ruined after Henry VIII ordered monasteries to be closed down; unlike the Cambridge city buildings which were turned into colleges instead.




  • Marshall Aerospace has a very interesting history – you can find out more about it here. The business began in 1909 as a service offering chauffeur-driven cars in Cambridge. In the First World War, engineers from Marshall’s helped to fix the engine of an airship which had come down in Jesus Green. Inspired by this, young Arthur Marshall studied engineering and learned to fly, then opened the Fen Ditton aerodrome where many new pilots were trained. This eventually became Cambridge Airport. The company went on to design, build and maintain aircraft for commercial clients and government, and produce motor vehicles including buses, lorries and police vans. The chauffeur company is still going, too!