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Parsonage Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Burwell, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2751 / 52°16'30"N

Longitude: 0.3212 / 0°19'16"E

OS Eastings: 558464

OS Northings: 266645

OS Grid: TL584666

Mapcode National: GBR N9F.B0T

Mapcode Global: VHHK0.J25Q

Plus Code: 9F4278GC+2F

Entry Name: Parsonage Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 31 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48954

Location: Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB25

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Burwell

Built-Up Area: Burwell

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Burwell with Reach

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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15/27 No 128 (Parson-
1.12.51 age Farmhouse)
(formerly listed as
Parsonage Farmhouse, barn
GV and outbuildings)

Farmhouse with parlour wing to east of tower-house proportions
with attached late medieval barn partly derelict to west. Three
building periods; late C16 farmhouse includes the end bay and
gable wall of the earlier barn and possibly other medieval
fragments in the strange alignment of the parlour wing and
service rooms; enclosure of area to east of stair turret and
service rooms early to mid C17. Alterations in C18 include a
passage built through the chimney stack at ground floor and a
staircase in the hall. Painted clunch. Modern interlocking
roof tiles, tall C19 gault brick ridge stack, brick dressings.
Two storeys and attics, cross-wing three storeys with double
parapetted facade gables facing south. Main range has one first
floor three-light casement window, and two twelve-paned hung
sash windows with one sealed, chamfered-mullioned window. One
ground floor three-light casement window and two sixteen-paned
hung sash windows to left hand of round-arched doorway. Parlour
wing of two 'bays' has two, three-light casement attic windows,
one first floor twelve-paned hung sash window and two sixteen-
paned, hung sash ground floor windows. Interior details
contemporary with late C16 and early C17 include a balustered
screen in passage to rear of parlour. The fabric of the barn
walls survive in part and the trusses below tie beam level (see
RCHM measured drawing). The quality of the barn suggests a
public use such as a trading hall associated with some local
industry. It was in the possession of Ramsey Abbey till the
Dissolution in 1537.

Sayer W. Notes of Burwell Church
Lucas C. The Fenman's World, p.97, 1928
RCHM, North-East Cambs, p.32, mon. 40
Pevsner. Buildings of England, p.312

Listing NGR: TL5846466645

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