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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: 1226398



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Swavesey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 31-Aug-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 423489

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TL 3668-3768 SWAVESEY STATION ROAD (South West Side)

14/122 No. 80 (The Old Manor 31.8.62 House)


Manor house. Late medieval, early C17 with C19 alterations. Timber framed and plastered, C17 red brick, and C19 gault brick; plain tile roofs. Two storeys; two late medieval crosswings with central hall range rebuilt early C17. Wings extended to rear forming open courtyard with galleries of two storeys added to two sides. West facade. Main entrance in cross passage position through late C19 gabled porch flanked by two canted bay windows, one three-light casement window to north. Three first floor three-light transomed casement windows include one original late C17 or early C18 window. Ridge stack to south crosswing with two octagonal shafts, large C17 side stack to north crosswing, and rear stack to hall. Gallery in rear elevation with almost continuous lights with ovolo mullions and transomes separated by three red brick buttresses. Interior details include very fine closed string staircase with turned balusters and carved finials, half balusters and rail follow rake of stair. Coved ceiling above staircase with drop pendant, two other coved ceilings. Three C17 chimney pieces one with carved figures and painted panels. Panelling in several rooms, complete in south-west bedroom with porched entrance and closet door; panelled hall screen moved when passage was widened later in C17. Roofs, C17 with side purlins, and rafters and collars of original crown post roof. The manor was purchased in 1549 by the 4th Sir John Cutts (1525-1554), of Horham Hall, Essex; his son, 5th Sir John Cutts of Childerly Hall Cambridge 'built a very pretty retyring house there', (Swavesey) (Cole). The manor was called Bennets, and was sold by the Cutts family in 1718 to Mr Bacon. Layer and Cole. MSS, CRO Ravensdale J.R. History on Your Doorstep BBC 1982 Scott P. Swavesey Church and Village c.c. 1982 Cambridge Family History Soc. Vol.I No.1 p.90 1977

Listing NGR: TL3636569334

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ravensdale, J R, History on Your Doorstep, (1982)
Scott, P, Swavesey Church and Village, (1982)
'Cambridge Family History Society' in Cambridge Family History Society, , Vol. 1, (1977), 90

National Grid Reference: TL 36365 69334


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