Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Oliver Cromwells House (Ely)

Oliver Cromwells House is a pretty timber framed building on the green in the historic little cathedral city of Ely.

Togther with its stone ground floor, the building dates back to the 14th century.

The house was formerly the Rectory of the neighbouring St. Marys Church, and was the home of Oliver Cromwell and his family for ten years.

Cromwell, born in Huntingdon, was a yeoman farmer who rose to become a great general, and ultimately Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, the nearest thing that England had to a king during the Republican period.

The front of the house is now Elys well appointed Tourist Information Centre, while the rest of the building is now a museum devoted to Cromwell, his family, and the way they lived.

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