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Gothic House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2877 / 52°17'15"N

Longitude: 0.1249 / 0°7'29"E

OS Eastings: 545032

OS Northings: 267633

OS Grid: TL450676

Mapcode National: GBR L6B.GDZ

Mapcode Global: VHHJQ.3RWM

Plus Code: 9F4274QF+3X

Entry Name: Gothic House

Listing Date: 14 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50797

Location: Cottenham, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Cottenham

Built-Up Area: Cottenham

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cottenham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(South West Side)

14/55 No. 220 (Gothic House)


House, probably c.1700 but much altered in early C19 and late in
C19 when the facade was remodelled. In the mid C19 the office
to the left hand was added. Principal range of local red and
yellow brick, English bond, rendered, with wire cut gault brick
to C19 parts. The parapet, shaped end parapets and octagonal
ridge and end stacks are all later C19. Original c.1700 plan of
single range and lobby entry with small kitchen rear range.
c.1823 rear addition now forms a T-plan. Two storeys and
attic. Two dormers, concealed by parapet. The late C19
elevation is in early C18 style, and framed by rusticated quoins
and has a range of five C19 hung sashes of twelve panes each
with pediments over. The pediments are carried on scroll
console brackets and the window surrounds are raised and
moulded. The centre window above the doorway is smaller and has
a swan's neck pedmient. The doorway is in its original location
opposite the stack but has a C19 shell hood on brackets carved
with acanthus. The door is C19 or C20. Adjoining to the left
hand is a mid C19 gault brick office addition with stepped
parapet to the ends and side. Entry in side wall in raised
surround to round headed doorway. A further addition, at the
rear, has the initials and date RS1823I. Gault brick, wire cut,
with gabled roof. Two storeys. In the garden forming part of a
wall are fragments of medieval stone, possibly C13 and possibly
from the church which was rebuilt in C15. Interior: Probably
in the late C18 a passage was inserted running the length of the
rear of the house. At the same time a new staircase was built
with one flight leading from this passageway and another from
the hall and meeting at a landing. The staircase is open-string
with square newels, panelled, with moulded rails and two slender
balusters to each tread. Each baluster is part barley-sugar
twists and part diminishing column. Part of the earlier
balustrade of c.1700 remains in the vase shaped balusters
leading to the attic. In an attic, reset against the chimney
breast is a bolection moulded fireplace surround, marbled, and
possibly original to the house. There is an inglenook fireplace
in the rear wing. The office retains the original gas point and
tray holder used for sealing documents. The house is shown in
an engraving which appeared in the Illustrated London News of
13th April, 1850, following a fire at Cottenham. The Court
Rolls of the Manor of Harleston, Cottenham, refer to a new
message on the site in 1744, 1770 and alterations in 1823.
J.R. Ravensdale. Liable to Floods.

Listing NGR: TL4503267633

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