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Wanstead House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1981 / 52°11'53"N

Longitude: 0.128 / 0°7'40"E

OS Eastings: 545536

OS Northings: 257680

OS Grid: TL455576

Mapcode National: GBR L7H.36D

Mapcode Global: VHHK9.50JQ

Entry Name: Wanstead House

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1099114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47483

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Trumpington

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 03/01/2013

TL 4557 17/57

(West Side)
No 2 (Wanstead House)


Circa 1825. 2 storeys; gault brick; plaster dressings; hipped slate roof;
symmetrically designed front with dentilled and modillioned caves-cornice;
3 windows, moulded architraves, glazing bars; central doorway with eared
architrave, swags on frieze above, flanking fluted Corinthian columns with
entablature with pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice. Particularly im-
portant for the inclusion of features from Colen Campbell's 1st major work,
Wanstead House in Essex (1715-21) demolished in 1824. The entrance doorcase
as described above; other doorcases, window architraves, panelling and
plasterwork. The dining-room is particularly rich in these fittings. Also
marble fireplaces and fine wrought-iron balustrade to the staircase. Also
some good fittings of 1825. (RCHM 279).
Nos 2 to 22 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL4553657679

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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