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Kingston Wood Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kingston, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1684 / 52°10'6"N

Longitude: -0.0601 / 0°3'36"W

OS Eastings: 532767

OS Northings: 254008

OS Grid: TL327540

Mapcode National: GBR K69.3LS

Mapcode Global: VHGMQ.XR2L

Entry Name: Kingston Wood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127595

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52166

Location: Kingston, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Kingston

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Kingston All Saints and St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


Kingston Wood
22.11.67 Farmhouse


Manor house. Late C15 or early C16. Facade remodelled early C18. Red
brick, fieldstone and clunch rubble, dressed clunch and timber frame. Early
C18 tiled roof, hipped, to main range. Adjoining, parallel gabled roofs,
C16, to rear range. Red brick ridge stack and two side stacks to rear wall
of main range. Plan of hall with solar at east end, services at west end.
Kitchen block adjoininy at rear of services. Two storeys and attics.
Principal facade of early C18 red brick with coved eaves and plat band
between storeys. Two original pedimented dormers flank one with segmental
pediment. Hung sashes with glazed cheeks. Five window range of nine pane
hung sashes at first floor. Four similar windows of twelve panes at ground
floor. Original early C16 doorway leads to cross-passage. Four centred
continuous moulded arch in square head with shields of arms to spandrels, now
painted with coats of arms of present owners. Above, early C18 entablature
with acanthus enrichment to frieze. Original early C16 door of twice four
linenfold panels. The east front has fieldstone and clunch rubble to part of
yround floor, some C18-C19 brick and some C16 red brickwork with diaper
pattern work at the north end. This wall is timber framed at first floor,
with close set studwork of uniform scantling. The first floor walls of the
rear range may be timber framed. The ground floor has C16 red brick work
with diaper work similar to the east gable end of the main range. There is
some repaired brickwork. The first floor is rendered and pargetted. The
east wall has a restored window of two pointed arches in square head. A
doorway, in this wall, now internal, has a four centred brick arch. At first
floor a restored stairlight window and in the north gable end a four-light
C17 ovolo moulded window of clunch. At ground floor similar C17 ovolo
moulded windows of clunch.- Inside: Cross passage north doorway has similar
moulded arch to that on the south. Slightly to the west in this wall is a
pier of dressed clunch with chamfered plinth. There is an original service
doorway leading off the screens passage with moulded four centred arch. The
parlour at the east end of the main range has a C17 fireplace of clunch with
four centred arch in square head with overmantel in four bays. The staircase
is also early C17. Closed string with balusters of stunted classical form
and inclined orders. The landing balustrade is late C17 with turned
balusters, moulded rail and shaped finial. It is continued as a gate at the
head of the stairs. There are two C17 fireplaces at first floor, one at east
end has a garderobe adjacent. The roof was raised as part of the early C18
remodelling. On a moated site.

R.C.H.M.: West Cambs. Mon. (12)
V.C.H.: Cambs. Vol. V p.113
C.R.O.: Estate ma 1720
C.Taylor: ambridgeshire Landscape p.85

Listing NGR: TL3276754008

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