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CHILDERLEY HALL

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.

Name: CHILDERLEY HALL

List entry Number: 1127204

Location

CHILDERLEY HALL

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Childerley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-Aug-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 51118

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History

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Details

TL 36 SE CHILDERLEY

4/92

31.8.62 Childerley Hall

GV II*

Hall, surviving wing of late C16 mansion built for the fourth Sir John Cutts (d.1615); remodelled c.1850 by General Calvert in Tudor-Gothic style. The painted C17 chamber is noteworthy. C16 red brick with diaper patterning obscured by C19 grouting, C19 red brick. Dressings of limestone and Roman cement. Plain tile roofs. Two storeys and attics, C16 main east-west solar range with C19 extensions to north and north-east. South elevation rebuilt retaining original brick walls with C19 fenestration. Four ground floor and four first floor mullioned casement windows; two gabled three-light dormer windows. Single storey gabled entrance porch with studded panelled door in round headed moulded arch to right hand, possibly originally two storeyed, and in position of an original entrance to cross passage with staircase turret to east gable. C19 end stack to west gable and two original side stacks with rebuilt shafts; stack to left hand flanked by gabled staircase turret (Pelhan), remodelled as oriel window. Parapet with moulded stone cornice and coping, cemented plinth continued in recessed north-east wing with one two-light window and attic window. Interior: Ground, and first floor rooms to east of C16 wing with roll-moulded intersecting ceiling beams, and with C18 chimney pieces possibly introduced in C19. First floor room known as King Charles's chamber, with painted frieze and panels on boards on three walls. The frieze has an early C17 strapwork design with figures and animals, the Royal Arms of the Stuarts with 'CR 1647' (possibly a C19 addition) painted above, and the arms of the fourth Sir John Cutts and his second wife on facing east and west walls. The five painted late C17 panels, in Flemish style and similar to tapestries of the period, are each boardered by exotic festoons of fruits and flowers, and a dark design of tangled undergrowth with hounds, owls, serpents, monkeys and birds and with fruits and drooping tulips; the nature of the design suggests that the paintings were possibly executed as a memorial to Charles I, the cartouche in the centre panel of the north wall with a superimposed arms of General Calvert may cover a hatchment to the deceased King. Charles I was confined by Cromwell at Childerley Hall for one night in June 1647 and on that occasion met Fairfax.

R.C.H.M. West Cambs., p44, mon.1 plate 72 Pevsner, Buildings of England, p320 Wm. Cole, MS Brit Library, and C.R.O. Estate Map C18, C.R.O. Country Life, Vol. CXLVI Pelhan. Watercolours C.A.S. Collection

Listing NGR: TL3560461579

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 320
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 146, ()
Other
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire West, (1968)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 5 Cambridgeshire,

National Grid Reference: TL 35604 61579

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