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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: 1310313



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Leverington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48102

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23.6.52 Park House


House, C.1720 with possibly slightly earlier range at rear. Red brick on plinth with parapetted roof, leaded, with end stacks. Plan of main range with rear wing forming a T-plan. Two storeys with band at eaves height and between storeys. Sills and segmental arches of finely jointed gauged brick to five flush frame hung sashes with glazing bars in open boxing. Four similar windows at ground floor on either side of central doorway. Flat hood on scroll brackets. Door of six panels with rectangular fanlight. Rear range probably earlier. Also of red brick but English bond and on lower plinth. Gabled roof with tiles and rebuilt stack. Band between two storeys. One later gabled dormer. Two windows and doorway in original openings. Contemporary shaped red brick walls adjoining and flanking front range terminating in piers with ball finials of stone. Interior. One ground floor room and one bedroom are lined with raised and fielded panelling. The ceiling of the ground floor room has one square, plaster panel, set diagonally, of fruit and foilage. The hall and stairbay has a plaster frieze, also early C18, of garlands and fruit and flowers, and a contemporary open-string staircase of two flights and a landing with turned balusters and square newels. In the rear range the floor joists are exposed. The house is associated with Oliver Goldsmith who is reputed to have written "She stoops to Conquer" here. VCH (Cambs), Vol.IV, p.192. Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.424.

Listing NGR: TF4356211995

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 424
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 424
Salzman, L F , The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1953), 192

National Grid Reference: TF 43562 11995


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