The Homestead

31 Jul 2000
The Homestead, High Street, Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB4 5SJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TL 3268-3368 FEN DRAYTON HIGH STREET (East Side)

13/67 The Homestead 31.8.62


House. Early C16 and c.1730. Dark red brick, rubbed brick and limestone dressings. Plain tile roofs. Two storeys with attics and basements; rear wing part of original timber framed building on site. Five symmetrical 'bays'. Main entrance approached by semi circular stone steps; eight-panelled door shaped to segmental arch with dentil enriched pedimented wooden doorcase.

Five first floor and two ground floor original twelve-paned hung sash windows shaped to segmental rubbed brick arches with stone key blocks and sills; two windows to right hand of door with similar details are C20 replacements of C19 inserted three-light hung sash windows. Plinth, and brick band between floors.

Shaped gable parapets with limestone copings and stone dressings to end stacks. Two blind basement windows. Interior. Original hall and parlour plan with complete rooms of raised and fielded pine panelling, doors and doorcases. Some original chimney pieces and flanking cupboards, very fine open string staircase rising to attic floors. Moulded ceiling cornices with dentil enrichment. The house is said to have been built for a corn merchant.

R.C.H.M. (Cambs notes), 1950 Pevsner. Buildings of England p.385

Listing NGR: TL3395668359


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0845 IOE Records taken by Jane Greatorex; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Jane Greatorex. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Greatorex, Jane

Rights Holder: Greatorex, Jane


Brick, Limestone, Stone, Timber, Medieval House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Building, Unassigned