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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: 1128638



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Huntingdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 53567

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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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926)

National Grid Reference: TL 23993 71651


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