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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: 1128510



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Fenstanton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Nov-1982

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 53855

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FENSTANTON CAMBRIDGE ROAD 1. 5140 (north side) Manor House (formerly listed as Manor Farmhouse under Hemingford Grey Road) TL 31 68 19/6 24.10.51 II* GV 2. Early to mid C18 farmhouse, part of the Manor of Fenstanton owned by 'Capability' Brown in the late C18. L-plan. Two-storeys with attics. Steeply pitched hipped, slated roof, two symmetrical ridge stacks and gable stack to rear wing with parapet gable. Projecting modillioned eaves cornice. Three flat-roofed dormers, with horizontal sliding sashes and glazing bars. Three bays; central bay slightly projecting, of soft red brick. Ashlar pilasters at quoins, band between floors, and cappings to plinth. Symmetrical range of seven first-floor recessed hung sash windows with glazing bars in flat gauged brick arches with key blocks. Similar windows flank central doorway with original eight raised and fielded panelled door. C19 reeded doorcase with corner bosses and projecting cornice. Interior has fine original open-string staircase. Fire plaque. Sun Insurance 551360 purchase by L Brown. (Sources: VCH, RCHM p 93. Inskip Ladds Records, Norris Museum, St Ives, N Pevsner p 245).

Listing NGR: TL3107468760

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 93
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 245
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1948)

National Grid Reference: TL 31074 68760


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