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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: 1127548



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Melbourn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Oct-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 52258

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MELBOURN STATION ROAD TL 3844 (South west side) 24/205 No. 25 (Pink Geranium Restaurant) GV II

Cottage, now cottage and restaurant. Mid-late C17 extended on garden side late C20. Timber framed, lathe and plaster rendered and long straw thatch roof with original soft red brick axial ridge stack. Small later stack to end away from road. Three bay plan with end to road, and probably a lobby entry, but this has been removed when the cottage was extended in late C20. One storey and attic. Two dormers. Part of the front wall to the garden has been removed during extension. Inside: wall frame and roof are exposed. Framing of uniform and substantial scantling with straight downward bracing, even to partition walls, and somewhat similar to inter alia no. 6 Little Lane (q.v.). Abutting inglenook hearths. The red brick is exposed in part and the rest has been rendered. The roof has paired wind bracing between the principal rafter and the purlin of the chimney bay. In 1842 the property was owner by John Hitch and occupied by Robert Deans.

Dr. D. Mills: Technique of House Repopulation, experience from a Cambs. Village, 1841. (Local Historian, Vol.. 13 No. 2, May 1978).

Listing NGR: TL3816944793

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Local Historian' in Local Historian, , Vol. 13, (1978)

National Grid Reference: TL 38169 44793


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