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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: 1160982



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Jan-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48942

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TL 56 NE BURWELL HIGH STREET (East Side) 4/14 No. 6 (Isacson's) 19.8.59 (formerly listed as Nos 4 and 6)


House, early to mid C14, originally a range of lodgings, possibly held by the Knights Hospitallers. Limewashed clunch, plain tile roofs, local C18 brick chimney stacks. Two storeys with attics and basement. Five 'bays' originally divided by buttresses. Three room plan, (central hall with cross-passage with two-centred arched doorway recently unblocked). North-east elevation has two ogee-headed doorways at first floor above two, two-centred arched doorways at ground floor which gave access to a demolished porch and stair turret. C18 staircase sited in rear double garderobe extended to form a wing in C18. South-west elevation has chamfered eaves cornice, plastered plinth, parapet gables with almost complete garderobe to north-west and original external stack. Ridge stack to right of centre and end stack at south-east. Windows at both floor levels originally of four, trefoiled lights with chamfered mullions and flat-headed arches are either blocked or replaced by six first floor, and five larger ground floor flush-framed hung sash windows. (see RCHM measured drawings). C19 four-panelled door to left hand; doorway to right hand blocked. Interior has room to north-west complete with C18 panelling and chimney piece, one embattled cornice resited in passage beside central stack, other carved timbers of C14 date from Ely Cathedral. Contemporary collar rafter roof.

Pevsner. Building of England Series, p.312 RCHM, North-East Cambs, pps.26-8, mon. 5 Lucas C. The Fenman's World, p.84, 1930 Gathercole, A.F. Burwell and Its Church. 1972

Listing NGR: TL5907665913

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gathercole, A F , Burwell and its Church, (1972)
Lucas, C , The Fenmans World, (1928), 84
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 312
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire North East, (1972)

National Grid Reference: TL 59076 65913


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