Furtherwick House / Albany House

21 Aug 2000
Furtherwick House, 14 And 16 Fen End, Over, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB4 5NE
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Albany House, Over, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB4 5NE
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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 3770 OVER FEN END (South East Side)

10/93 Nos.14 & 16 (Furtherwick 10.12.73 House) (formerly listed as Albany House)


House, late C17 and C20 alterations. Local red brick, C20 rendered front wall with tiled steeply pitched roof with high end parapets on kneelers to crosswings. Stacks part rebuilt C19, to rear wall of crosswings. One has off-set with embattled upper edge. Half H-plan. Two storey hall range with two C20 metal windows, one to each storey, and off-centre doorway, possibly leading to a cross-passage. Gable ends of crosswings each have five C20 metal casements probably on the sites of the original openings. Interior: A staircase has now been inserted into the original cross-passage but the original opposing doorways remain, although the doors are later. the service and kitchen crosswing to the right hand has an inglenook hearth.

There are stop chamfered main beams to the chamber over the hall. The hall, the chamber over the hall and the ground floor room to the parlour crosswing all have corner fireplaces. The roof is of staggered butt-purlin construction. Possibly associated with Dutch prisoners of war who were used for construction of the New Bedford River and who remained after peace was concluded in 1654.

T. Bevis. Strangers in the Fens

Listing NGR: TL3788670663


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

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Photographer: Greatorex, Jane

Rights Holder: Greatorex, Jane


Brick, Render, Tile, Stuart House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling