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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: 1127875



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Wilbraham

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: 51526

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Wilbraham Temple 14/121 31.8.62 II* GV

House, early C17, on or near to the site of a manor house of the Knights Templar, with extensive later C17, C18 and C19 alterations. Timber framed, brick and plaster rendered with roofs of slate. Tall rectangular C18 chimney stacks and one original early C17 grey gault brick ridge stack of six grouped shafts. Principal front is early C19 timber framed and plaster rendered casing to earlier house. Three storeys including a smaller attic storey, with parapet and main cornice. Range of five flush frame hung sashes of fifteen panes each, with smaller similar windows to attic storey. Ground floor windows on either side of contemporary, rendered porch with flat roof and segmental arches to three sides. To the left hand is a brick extension, also early C19, painted with low pitch slate roof. Also three storeys, parapetted, with two recessed hung sashes of twelve panes each to each storey. The attic storey windows are smaller. The garden elevation, North East end, is early C17, extended late in C17. Timber framing, concealed by plaster render. Two storeys and attics. Two steeply pitched gables with C19, two storey canted bays with hung sashes flank doorway with early C19 doorcase. Access to the interior was refused, but said to contain early C17 panelling. The other details are mostly late C18 or early C19 including an open-string staircase. R.C.H.M: Record card Pevsner: Buildings of England p.398 H.P. Stokes: History of the Wilbraham Parishes (1926) p.29 V.C.H: Vol II p.263

Listing NGR: TL5533457945

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 398
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1948), 263
Stokes, H P, History of the Wilbraham Parishes, (1926), 29
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 5 Cambridgeshire,

National Grid Reference: TL 55334 57945


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