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South Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
Castle Camps
National Grid Reference:
TL 62648 42429


CASTLE CAMPS CHURCH LANE TL 64 SW 10/61 Castle Farmhouse 22.11.67 (formerly listed as Castle Camps Farmhouse II

House. c1730 with south winy possibly earlier; some remodelling of main front late C18. Reused stone, timber framed roughcast, and plaster rendered. Tiled roofs, hipped to east end of main ranye and wood modillion eaves cornice to the north front. Red brick ridge stacks, rebuilt above the roof. L-plan with a principal range on the east west axis. Basement, two storeys and attic. North front framed by rusticated quoins find divided by a flat band of key pattern with a moulded lower edge carried over the doorcase. There are panels of roughcast render to ground and first floors. On the west side, the attic storey is jettied. Three first floor double hung sashes of twelve panes. A fourth window opening has been blocked. Two ground floor sixteen pane windows. Steps lead up to doorway in moulded doorcase and six panelled door including four glazed panels. Domestic wing to the south of reused stone, plaster rendered. Two storeys and attic. One gable dormer in the attic on west side. Two hung sashes on west side and later C18-early C19 tripartite hugh sash. The east wall of the domestic wing has two reset early C18 hung sashes with original ovolo moulded glazing bars. Interior: stop chamfered main beams in rear range. Main range with early C19 doorcase. Roof of staggered butt purlin type. Nearby is the site of a motte and bailey castle and deserted medieval village. Castle Camps belonged to the De Vere's and was rebuilt more than once. An engraving of 1730 by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck shows a multi gabled house with C15 brick tower. The Charterhouse became owners about 1730and built much of what is standing.

Dr W M Palmer: William Cole of Milton p90 Samuel and Nathaniel Buck: The North East View of Castle Camps in the County Cambridge (private collection) RCHM: record card (1949) VCH: Cambs vol VI p 39 Pevsner: Buildings of England p314

Listing NGR: TL6264842429


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Books and journals
Buck, S, Buck, N, The North East View of Castle Camps in the County Cambridge
Palmer, W M , William Cole of Milton, (1935), 90
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 314
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1978), 39


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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Date: 03 Nov 2006
Reference: IOE01/16067/36
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Tree. Source Historic England Archive
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