Berry House

8 Apr 2001
Berry House, 41 High Street, Over, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB4 5NB
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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 HIGH STREET (South West Side)

10/103 No. 41 (Berry House) 29.1.74


House, 1723 but possibly of earlier origin. C19 alterations.

Yellow gault brick with red brick details to quoins, bands and door and window openings. Steeply pitched tiled roof with tumbled end parapets on kneelers. Gable end mock stacks with red brick rustication to the qoins, and two stacks in rear wall, one between front and kitchen ranges. Dentil eaves cornice.

Main range with stair-turret at rear and kitchen wing, forming an L-plan. Two storeys and attic. Two dormers. Range of four flush frame hung sashes of twelve panes each in segmental arches with open boxing. Three windows at ground floor including two tripartite hung sashes c.1930, and an original hung sash window opening. Off-centre doorway with early C19 reeded doorcase and flat hood. Above the front door is a brick inscribed 1723.

Right hand gable end has red brick diaper work and a blocked 1723 window opening. The kitchen wing has some earlier brickwork but is mostly C19. Interior: There are opposing front and rear doorways and an early C19 staircase screen with similar detail to the doorcase. The open-well staircase is 1723 and of two flights and a landing. Urn shaped balusters with toads back rail, and larger similar balusters to the newels.

There is no evidence for hearths in the gable ends at either ground or first floor. There are however hearths in the rear wall. The right hand ground floor room has an inglenook and an abutting hearth to the kitchen, restored. The roof is of staggered butt-purlin construction. The house is probably on the site of the manor house.

L. Munby. Fen and Upland

Listing NGR: TL3746070617


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


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