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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: 1165918



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Swaffham Bulbeck

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 49438

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TL 5562 SWAFFHAM BULBECK HIGH STREET (West Side) 16/139 Burgh Hall



Manor house, built late C15, probably by Ingoldsthorpe family. In late C16 or early C17 a stack and floor were inserted into the open hall. The rear wing was built in 1967 and replaces one added in C17. Timber framing exposed with heavy scantling and close studding. The rear wall and right hand gable end are plaster rendered. Plain tiled hipped roof with gables at each end possibly for a smoke channel. The eaves project over the two bays of the open hall and are carried on brackets which replace the original. The ridge stack is of three linked shafts, probably late C17. Plan of Wealden type with jettied end bays. The total number of structural bays is five, including the two bay hall and two bay service end, with its cross-passage. Single bay parlour end to left hand. Two storeys with the first floor of the service and parlour ends jettied. The jetties are carried on joists with shaped ends and there are six jetty brackets with chamfered edges each carried on an original, attached, half-octagonal pilaster shaft with an embattled capital. Four hung sashes, C20 to hall and two to each end bay. In the hall, the peg holes in the wall frame may be the site of an original oriel window. The doorway is in its original location between the service end and hall and still retains part of the original moulding to the architrave, although the head has been cut down. The left hand gable has curved downward bracing from posts to middle rail and sill. The sites of three blocked windows are visible in this gable end, including one with diamond mullions. There is a C19 cast iron loggia at the rear of the house. Inside. The screen between the service bay and the cross-passage has been removed but there are vacant mortices in a joist indicating its original location. Part of the ceiling was removed in this part of the house when a staircase was inserted. The original partition walls between service end and hall remain intact in the roof as well as at ground and first floors. Similar partitions divide the parlour from the hall at all floor levels. The display truss over the hall has a double jowled head and a cambered tie beam and peg holes for arch bracing from post to tie beam. The roof is intact and is of clasped, through purlin construction with rafters of large scantling and fine paired ogee braces from the principals to the purlins. The purlins over the hall are stop chamfered. Built on a moated site.

R.C.H.M. (North East Cambs.), plO2, mon (4)

Listing NGR: TL5551662016

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire North East, (1972)

National Grid Reference: TL 55516 62016


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