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South Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
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TL 50941 48409



5/194 Pampisford Hall 29.10.74 II

Country house. 1820-31, main front rebuilt 1830-41 with additions and alterations c.1860 from designs by George Goldie (1828-87), for Wm Parker Hamond (d.1873); redecorated by his son, Wm Parker Hamond (d.1884), in Italian and French Renaissance styles, 1875. Additions, 1912 for J Binney. Gault brick above stone plinth, slated and lead roofs. Two and three storeys. Plan, original main south-east block with long north-west wing and kitchen projecting to north-east, infilled with dining room and staircase hall, both extended beyond north-east facade during 1867 alterations when original wing is raised to three storeys and loggia added. South-east elevation, three 'bay' projecting in shallow curve. Central glazed door with side lights approached by stone steps. Two three-light dummy hung sash windows; three first floor single light hung sash windows. Projecting moulded wooden eaves cornice with shaped brackets carried around the building. South- west elevation from right hand; three garden casements with later hung sash windows without glazing bars with original wooden pelmets and architrave, three similar first floor windows without pelmets and architrave. Loggia of four bays with paired columns; one three-light and two single-light hung sash windows; three 'bays' to left hand with three single-light hung sash windows. Balustraded Doric side entrance porch to north-east. Interior: Main rooms of south-east block have elaborate moulded and enriched cornices. Library chimney piece of panelled yellow marble, drawing room with original white marble chimney piece with terminal figures, enriched frieze and central figure group; rich neo-Pompeiian wallpaper. Anteroom entrance to vestibule has two square columns between pilasters with an entablature, the vestibule has a painted plaster-vault ceiling. The park contains 1,000 foreign species of trees and shrubs imported by the Parker Hamond and Binney families; the formal gardens were designed by G Marnock (VCH).

RCHM Report 1951 VCH Vol VI p107 Drawings 1820+ and 1830+ in private ownership RIBA Sessional Pepers 1886-7 (obituary to George Goldie, Pampisford Hall listed as one of his works) Sale Catelogue. 1893. CRO.

Listing NGR: TL5094148409


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Books and journals
Sessional Papers obituary to George Goldie, (1886)
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1978), 107
'Royal Institute of British Architects Sessional Papers' in Royal Institute of British Architects Sessional Papers, (1887)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 5 Cambridgeshire,
Reports on Buildings in the Parishes of Babraham Great Abington Hildersham Linton Little Abington and Pampisford Cambridgeshire, (1951)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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