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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1114108



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38495

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WRESTLINGWORTH & HIGH STREET TL 2547 COCKAYNE HATLEY (Wrestlingworth) 15/126 Home Farmhouse 31.10.66 GV II House. Formerly part of the endowment of Downing College Cambridge, made 1764 by Sir Jacob Downing. Since the endowment derived from Wrestlingworth consisted of two thirds of Hereford's Manor (VCH, III, p257), Home Farmhouse may possibly be the former manor house. C16 or earlier, with C18 and C19 reworkings. Substantial timber framed structure clad in colourwashed render. Slate roofs. Hall and cross-wings. 2 storeys. Central block said to have some smoke blackened roof timbers, so that first floor and chimney may be later insertions. S elevation: central block has casements with glazing bars, ground floor ones of one and 3-lights, first floor ones of 5 and 2 light. LH gable has 4-light casement to ground floor and sash with glazing bars to first floor. RH gable has sash window with glazing bars to each floor. Central block has 6-panel door, top pair glazed, surmounted by flat bracketed hood. This is in cross-passage position and is in line with canted bay containing French window to rear elevation. Substantial red brick multiple ridge stack serving back-to-back hearth. Cross-wings have external brick stacks to side elevations. LH cross-wing has later lean-to addition of colourwashed brick and slates.

Listing NGR: TL2588347087

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Bedford, (1912), 257

National Grid Reference: TL 25883 47087


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