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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: 1126607



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wisbech

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48467

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Terrace house built c.1800 (later than No. 4) occupying a corner position beside the Congregational chapel in Castle Square, one of six houses built as part of the planned circus of the Castle Estate by Joseph Medworth (c.1754, d.1827). Local brown brick; slate roof; side stack. Three storeys and basement with symmetrical three bays to Union Place. Painted stone cill band and rendered plinth. Two, second floor, sixteen-paned recessed hung sash windows in cambered, red gauged brick arches flanking central blind window with brick panel. Three similar but larger first floor and ground floor windows with twelve-paned hung sash window above entrance. Wooden doorcase with fluted pilasters and broken pediment, plain round-headed fanlight and five- panelled door. Interior has an original six-panelled door and sunk-panelled chimney piece. NMR (C. Godfrey, Wisbech photographic collection), 1982. Pevsner, Buildings in England, p.502. VCH Cambs, p.242. Colvin, p.386, 1950. Photographs and prints, C18 and C19, W. & F. Mus. Three Histories of Wisbech, 1827;1849 and 1897. G. Annis, History of Wisbech Castle, 1977.

Listing NGR: TF4616109607

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Annis, G, A History of Wisbech Castle, (1977)
Colvin, H M , A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1600-1840, (1954), 386
Gardiner, F J, History of Wisbech and Neighbourhood, (1898)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 502
Salzman, L F , The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1953), 242
Walker, N, Craddock, T , The History of Wisbech and the Fens, (1849)
Watson, W, An Historical Account of the Ancient Town and Port of Wisbech, (1827)

National Grid Reference: TF 46161 09607


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