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The Limes

A Grade II Listed Building in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3616 / 52°21'41"N

Longitude: 0.1496 / 0°8'58"E

OS Eastings: 546470

OS Northings: 275896

OS Grid: TL464758

Mapcode National: GBR L5D.W3D

Mapcode Global: VHHJB.JXY0

Plus Code: 9F42946X+JR

Entry Name: The Limes

Listing Date: 19 August 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49548

Location: Haddenham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB6

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Haddenham

Built-Up Area: Haddenham

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Haddenham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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19/20 No 40 (The Limes)

House. Three principal building periods: C16, mid C17 and early C19. Timber
frame, red brick in the back and Haddenham gault brick on the front. Plain
tiled roofs with some modern tiles incorporated and tumbled parapets. C16
building at south end. Timber frame visible internally. Cased in C17-Cfl red
brick, English bond at the rear and in early C19 gault brick on the front.
Plain tiled roof. The projecting side stack to the south wall of dark red
brick has embattled offsets and has two shafts linked at the capping. One
corner of the first stage of the stack has a stop chamfer, now partly
obscured. It is probably mid C17. Originally this building had the gable end
to the road. This was altered in early C19 when roof was rebuilt in line with
the main range. Two storeys. The fenestration on the front is of early C19
recessed twelve pane hung sashes. The rear gable end was rebuilt in C18 in
clear red brick, English bond, with two C18 cross frame casements. In the mid
C17 the principal range parallel to the road was built. Red brick, mainly
English bond, on a plinth but the front is early C19 and of Haddenham gault
brick. Roof gabled and rebuilt C19. Original ridge stack rebuilt above the
ridge in gault brick. Lobby entry plan also changed in early C19 and now
between the C16 building and the mid C17 house. Two storeys. C19 recessed
twelve pane hung sashes. Doorway in round headed arch in square head. Reeded
doorcase with paterae enrichment, panelled door and glazing bars to fanlight.
At the rear the mid C17 brickwork is visible, and there is a plat band between
the two storeys. Segmental header arches to blocked window openings at first
floor and to two coupled arches at ground floor. Much of the rear wall of the
C17 house is obscured by early C19 gault brick dining room and
staircase extension. Hipped, slate roof. Two storeys. Recessed twelve pane
hung sashes, except for a tripartite hung sash to the dining-room and round
headed stairlight sash. The domestic wing was added probably in C19 to the
north end. Orange brick and plain tiled roof. Interior: Timber framing of
C16 building visible at first floor. Main post with jowled head and close set
studwork of heavy scantling. Timbers weathered on north side indicating that
they were exposed and that this wall was external. The framing for an oriel
window of three lights is also intact. At ground floor in the same wing there
are vacant mortices in the middle rail of the same wall and on the south side
above the mid C17 inserted stack there is a chamfered middle rail. The
ceiling in this room is also exposed. Unmoulded joists of heavy scantling and
laid flat. The main beams are chamfered. The roof over the rear of this wing
is original. It is of clasped side purlin type. Another purlin has been
inserted above the original. This is associated with the rebuilding of two
gables and wall. The C17 range has ceiling beams and inglenook bressumers
with ovolo moulding. There are abutting inglenooks. One has C19 cupboard
with bead and quirk moulding and possibly was a kitchen. The C19 details in
the house include a white marble fireplace surround, sliding shutters to the
dining-room, tripartite window and an open string staircase with winder,
scrolls, tread ends and mahogany rail. There are paved and tiled floors,
chamfered ceiling beams, and half-round and elliptical arches between rooms
and as a screen between the hall and staircase.

Listing NGR: TL4647075896

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