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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: 1279112



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wisbech

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48349

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A very fine example of an early C18 town house with two early C19 'bays' added to west, the second 'bay' with false windows. The extension incorporates the original side entry. Local brown brick; slate roof, hipped to left hand with three stacks. Three storeys with service basement. Parapet with stone copings. Brick cornice. Four, second floor, twelve-paned hung sash windows in flush wooden frames with segmental arches. Four similar, but larger, first floor and three ground floor windows. Entrance, to west of centre, approacheed by four steps with low balustraded wall. Iron railings and gate to forecourt. Rusticated limestone doorcase with key block in square headed, triangular pedimented head. Six-panelled door. Original interior details complete at each floor level, of particular interest the staircase hall with geometric stone floor with black marble insets, enriched cornice at both floor levels, matching pair of broken pedimented doorcases to ground floor rooms; fine open-string staircase with Vitruvian scroll band, turned balusters and moulded, shaped hand rail. Drawing room complete with raised and fielded panelling and cornice and chimney piece. Original panelled doors and door and window cases. Early C19 rooms with good interior detail. House once owned by the Peckover family. Print, c.1785 in Peckover House. Painting, c.1820 in Peckover House. Pevsner, Buildings in England, p.500. VCH Cambs, p.242.

Listing NGR: TF4587709666

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 500
Salzman, L F , The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1953), 242

National Grid Reference: TF 45877 09666


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