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7 AND 8, THE CRESCENT

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

Name: 7 AND 8, THE CRESCENT

List entry Number: 1126671

Location

7 AND 8, THE CRESCENT

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: 48229

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Page 16 Item number 6/31 10.2.69

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WISBECH THE CRESCENT TF 4609 6/31 Nos. 7 and 8 GV II

Pair of houses with common facade dated 1808 on key stone of rear arch to carriageway, linking two terraces built by Joseph Medworth (b.1752, d.1827), as part of the planned circus of the Castle Estate. Local brown brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Three storeys and basements; seven 'bays'. Symmetrical facade, central three 'bays' slightly project with triangular pediment and dentil enrichment to stone cornice. Parapet with blind balustraded panels. Rusticated stone quoins and jambs to carriageway. Stone bands at first and second floor and plinth band. Central round headed blind arch through first and second floor with stone panel and doorcase to balcony window with Ionic pilasters and open segmental pediment. Patterned iron balcony railings. Small, nine-paned hung sash window in segmental arch above. Six, second floor nine-paned hung sash windows in recessed segmental brick arches; four, twelve-paned first floor windows, and two balcony windows with recessed segmental arches. Two, matching entrances to left and right hand in double recessed round headed brick arches with patterned glazing bars to fanlights and six-fielded-panelled doors. Two round headed hung sash windows in similar aches, and two windows with stone arches flank carriageway. Good original interior details to No. 7, open-string staircase, six-panelled doors, panelled window shutters and lower doors to balcony windows. Plastered friezes and cornices; original chimney pieces. Two small bay windows segmental in plan with patterned, tented roofs and balcony railings in rear elevation. No. 8 has an original open-string staircase with modern casing protecting balusters, good chimneypiece and panelled lower balcony doors. Six-panelled door with applied relief panels. NMR (C. Godfrey, Wisbech photographic collection), 1982. Colvin, p.386, 1954. VCH Cambs, p.242. G. Annis, A History of Wisbech Castle, 1977. Walker and Craddock, History of Wisbech, p.278, 1849. Watson, prints, History of Wisbech, 1827.

Listing NGR: TF4617109536

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
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), 278
Watson, W, An Historical Account of the Ancient Town and Port of Wisbech, (1827)

National Grid Reference: TF 46171 09536

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