The Manor House

7 Jun 2000
The Manor House, 46 Chequer Street, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9JQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5140 (north side) No 46 (The Manor House) TL 31 68 19/12 30.5.58 II* 2. The home of Lancelot (Capability) Brown, Lord of the Manor of Fenstanton. Late C17 manor house. Two-storeys, L-plan with outshut in angle between the two ranges.

Rendered local red brick walls to eaves height. Plain tile roofs, shaped parapet gables with kneelers end end stacks. Rusticated quoins. Central projecting two- storey porch with hipped plain tile roof. Band between floors. Four-window range of hung sashes with glazing bars in flat-headed arches at first-floor. Two large C19 sash windows at ground-floor. Segmental headed arch to sash window with glazing bars above door in porch. Fine, original double-plank door enriched with carved and shaped battens. Strap hinges with incised geometric decoration and fleur-de-lys finials. Interior has original plan of parlour, hall, and cross passage, and rear kitchen with staircase, altered by C18 partitions, chimney pieces and doors.

The two flights of original closed string staircase have carved newels and string and some flat, shaped, balusters. Chamfered and stopped ceiling beams to hall and first- floor rooms. Restored kitchen hearth with recently inserted bog oak mantel beam.

Fire plaque above door.

(Sources: VCH, Inskip Ladds Records, Norris Museum, St Ives. RCHM Huntingdonshire mon 9 p 93).

Listing NGR: TL3177568759


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0931 IOE Records taken by Jeffery M Hart; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Jeffery M Hart. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hart, Jeffery M

Rights Holder: Hart, Jeffery M


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