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Latitude: 52.4226 / 52°25'21"N
Longitude: 0.1225 / 0°7'20"E
OS Eastings: 544426
OS Northings: 282629
OS Grid: TL444826
Mapcode National: GBR L4S.1SP
Mapcode Global: VHHJ4.2CMP
Entry Name: Fortrey's Hall
Listing Date: 25 October 1951
Last Amended: 7 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1125937
English Heritage Legacy ID: 48074
Location: Chatteris, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, CB6
Civil Parish: Manea
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
TL 48 SW 5/1
Farmhouse. Late C17 with C19 alterations and additions. Timber framed and
plastered. Plain tile roofs. C17 red brick chimney stack to right hand, left
hand stack and ridge stack rebuilt. C19 brick repairs and replacement foundations.
Two storeys, original three unit plan with single storey gable end kitchen range
to north-east. Stair turret to rear reduced in height in C19 when rear lean-to was
added to north-west. Four ground floor casement windows, two C19 doors approached
by steps, four first floor casement windows. Interior: Stop chamfered ceiling
beams. Resited late C17 bolection moulded chimney piece. Cooking hearth with
mantel beam and baking oven in kitchen. First floor rooms with C19 partitions and
pine panelling; C19 staircase. Fortrey's Hall was built by Samuel Fortrey (d.1719)
as possibly an addition to an earlier building erected by his father Samuel Fortrey
during the draining of the Bedford levels.
Plaque in Mepal Parish Church erected by his nephew.
... "he was 3rd son of Samuel Fortrey who upon undertaking the draining of the
Bedford level erected a commodious habitation in Byal Fen which when coming
into the sons possession was by him enlarged with several considerable apartments
and with gardens and other improvements so as to make (the place in such a
situation) the admiration of the Time. He was page of honour to Mary of Modena -
Groom of Bedchamber to King James ... he died 18 August 1719."
Listing NGR: TL4442682629
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.