Wisbech Underground

Wisbech Tunnels
Nick Catford/Subterranea Britannica.
The crypt under the Market Place
Roger Rawson

Researching, mapping and providing interpretation material on the network of cellars and underground warehouses around the High Street

Wisbech town centre contains an extensive network of cellars, underground warehouses and a series of tunnels linking buildings on the High Street and town centre to the Brink. These underground spaces were developed when Wisbech was a major port from the 17th century onwards to store and move goods leaving and entering the town by boat along the Brink.

A dedicated group has been set up to start researching these tunnels and students at the Thomas Clarkson Academy have expressed an interest in getting involved.

Professional Archaeologists from Archaeology Project Services (APS) will provide guidance for the recording, dating and interpretation of the tunnels. They will use specialist equipment to create a full detailed survey and a definitive map of their locations.

We hope to be able to offer some guided tours and put on an exhibition at the end of the project.

If you have any information about the tunnels we would love to hear from you..


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