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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: 1128512



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: 30-May-1958

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 53860

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FENSTANTON CHEQUER STREET 1. 5140 (north side) No 46 (The Manor House) TL 31 68 19/12 30.5.58 II* 2. The home of Lancelot (Capability) Brown, Lord of the Manor of Fenstanton. Late C17 manor house. Two-storeys, L-plan with outshut in angle between the two ranges. Rendered local red brick walls to eaves height. Plain tile roofs, shaped parapet gables with kneelers end end stacks. Rusticated quoins. Central projecting two- storey porch with hipped plain tile roof. Band between floors. Four-window range of hung sashes with glazing bars in flat-headed arches at first-floor. Two large C19 sash windows at ground-floor. Segmental headed arch to sash window with glazing bars above door in porch. Fine, original double-plank door enriched with carved and shaped battens. Strap hinges with incised geometric decoration and fleur-de-lys finials. Interior has original plan of parlour, hall, and cross passage, and rear kitchen with staircase, altered by C18 partitions, chimney pieces and doors. The two flights of original closed string staircase have carved newels and string and some flat, shaped, balusters. Chamfered and stopped ceiling beams to hall and first- floor rooms. Restored kitchen hearth with recently inserted bog oak mantel beam. Fire plaque above door. (Sources: VCH, Inskip Ladds Records, Norris Museum, St Ives. RCHM Huntingdonshire mon 9 p 93).

Listing NGR: TL3177568759

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 93
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1948)

National Grid Reference: TL 31775 68759


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