The Drydens Head Inn / Kates Cabin

22 Jun 2002
The Drydens Head Inn, Great North Road, Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UD
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Kates Cabin, Great North Road, Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CHESTERTON GREAT NORTH ROAD TL 1295 (West Side) 13/24 Kates Cabin II Farmhouse, formerly an inn. Dated 1819 on plaque, later additions and alterations. Painted brick; Collyweston stone slated roofs and Welsh slated roof. Two ridge stacks to front range and rear range, and gable end stack to right hand, of gault brick with stepped cornices and two with divided stack.

Two storeys, double pile plan with front range of three 'bays' extended to north. Panelled door to left of centre with flat canopy supported on shaped brackets; two niches with rounded heads on either side and recessed boot scraper. Plaque above door, lozenge shaped with scalloped decoration and 'IW, 1819' inscribed and painted black. Large square-planned bay window to left hand and one recessed hung sash window and one casement window to right hand both with cambered brick arches; boarded door to extension. Three first floor recessed hung sash windows also with cambered brick arches. Sawtooth brick eaves cornice. Kates Cabin, formerly The Dryden's Head Inn, had an inn sign of the poet's head reputed to have been painted by Bearley.

Sale catalogue. 1913 HRO Inskip Ladds Collection. Norris Museum, St Ives.

Listing NGR: TL1304395663


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2118 IOE Records taken by Richard S Walker; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard S. Walker. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Walker, Richard S.

Rights Holder: Walker, Richard S.


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