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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: 1287350



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Whittlesey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402596

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21/100 No. 47 11.8.50 (Wilderness House)


House. Early C18, early C19 and 1883. Local brick, mostly Flemish bond, with limestone dressings. Steeply pitched roof covered with slates and having end parapets with stone coping and a wood modillion eaves cornice. Original, symmetrical, flush end stacks of stone with string cornices and entablature. Plan of main range with early C19 service wing at rear forming an L-plan. Two storeys and attics. Three original gable dormers. Symmetrical elevation of two storeys framed by rusticated quoins of stone and divided by plain band. Raised stone surrounds and key blocks to five C19 hung sashes. Four similar windows at ground floor and central doorway with similar doorcase and original semi-circular plain coved hood on scroll brackets. Door of six raised and fielded panels with rectangular fanlight. Left hand gable end has three narrow, blocked window openings. House extended at rear and service wing rebuilt early C19. Brick, English bond with slate roof. Two storeys with round headed arches to four windows to St Andrews Place elevation. Flush frame hung sashes in open boxing to courtyard elevation. The rear extension has a lean-to slate roof. Two storeys with pointed arches to two hung sashes. In 1883 a further remodelling took place when a dining-room was added by William Abraham Ellis Stafforth (date stone with initials). Brick and slate. Two storeys. Inside: Original plan of narrower hall and stairbay flanked by parlour and dining-room. Opposing front and rear entries. Fine early C18 staircase of four flights and two landings, open string with two symmetrical balusters to each tread, swept and moulded rail, fluted newels and scroll tread ends. Raised and fielded panelling to staircase dado, except for plain sunk panelling to upper flights. One ground floor room is lined with raised and fielded panelling in two heights and another room at first floor is also panelled and has a bolection moulded fireplace surround. The early C19 extension has similar balusters and rails. The roof is of staggered butt purlin construction.

Whittlesea and District Field Archaeology Unit: Survey Report

Listing NGR: TL2673296923

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Whittlesea and District Archaeology Unit Report' in Whittlesea and District Archaeology Unit Report, ()

National Grid Reference: TL2673296923


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