COWPER HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1128638
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1951
Statutory Address:
COWPER HOUSE, 29 30, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
COWPER HOUSE, 29 30, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
Huntingdonshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Huntingdon
National Grid Reference:
TL 23993 71651

Details

Huntingdon HIGH STREET 1. 5140 (South-West Side) ---------------- Nos 29 and 30 TL 2371 2/26 10.1.51. (Cowper House) TL 2471 3/26 II* GV

2. Early C18, possibly older at rear. 2 storeys with attics, red brick, tile roof, band between storeys and modillioned eaves cornice. 11 windows, 3 middle bays slightly projecting and with pediment. 2 round-headed doorways with cornices; 6-panel doors in panelled reveals, pilasters, dentil cornice to No 29, console brackets to No 30. 2 small modern period shopfronts. Painted arched window in pediment. The windows on the lst floor are the original flush framed sashes with glazing bars, the centre 3 have cut brick heads as do the ground floor ones. Old tile roof, 2 flat topped dormers on either side of the pediment, big central brick stack. The interior contains a good panelled room of circa 1720 and fragments of C16 wall paintings. Home of William Cowper 1765-1767. Similar rear elevation. (RCHM 29).

Listing NGR: TL2399371651

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
53567
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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