Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1127640

Date first listed: 22-Nov-1967



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County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire (District Authority)

Parish: Barrington

National Grid Reference: TL 38780 49471


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TL 3849 BARRINGTON ORWELL ROAD (South west side) 16/33 No. 3 (Westgate House) 22.11.67 GV II

House. C17 origin, mainly early C18. Late C19 rear range. Clunch, cased in red brick, with clunch dressings, to north west end of front range. Red brick, also with clunch dressings to south east end of front range and stairway and office extension at rear. Tiled roof with rebuilt end parapets and end stacks. The ridye stack associated with the late C17 - early C18 house has been removed. L-plan. Two storeys and attic framed by rusticated quoins and divided by plat band. The north west end of the front range is earlier with some repaired brickwood. Two recessed hung sashes, probably early C19, in original flat arches of clunch with raised key block. Two similar windows at yround floor. Probably in c.1731 (the date of fire insurance policy with Sun Insurance Company - see plaque on front wall), the house was remodelled. The front range was extended to south east. Two flush frame hung sashes to each storey. Doorway, originally further to north west of front wall, placed near the centre of the facade. Three steps lead up to panelled door in moulded architrave with rectangular fanlight and intersecting glazing bars. The staircase and a former office range were added also in c.1731, at the rear. Red brick, now rendered, under a lean-to, pantiled roof. The original service wing was rebuilt late C19. There is a late C17 red brick ridge stack between the front and rear wings. Interior: --_ Late C17 house has clunch walls cased in red brick. The walls are of greater depth than those of the c.1731 red brick additions. There are abutting hearths serving front and rear rooms. There is an original stop chamfered main beam in the room at the front. Typical late C17 purlin roof with the purl in tenoned to the principal rafter. c.1731 extension includes open-well staircase with landing. Closed-string with column-on-vase baulsters, moulded rail and square newels. One first floor room has sunk panelling remaining and there is a cornice in a ground floor room which is also C18. The office at the rear of the house, added c.1731, has a small corner fireplace with C19 cast iron gate. Several other fireplaces are of the C19.

R.C.H.M. West Cambs. Mon. (22)

Listing NGR: TL3878049471


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Legacy System number: 52081

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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire West, (1968)

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