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Symonds House

A Grade II Listed Building in Linton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1007 / 52°6'2"N

Longitude: 0.2755 / 0°16'31"E

OS Eastings: 555957

OS Northings: 247152

OS Grid: TL559471

Mapcode National: GBR MB5.BGN

Mapcode Global: VHHKR.QGJF

Entry Name: Symonds House

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Last Amended: 30 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127653

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52006

Location: Linton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Linton

Built-Up Area: Linton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Linton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(North-East Side)

13/192 No. 44 (Symonds
22.11.67 House) (formerly
listed as Linton


Home for the aged, formerly the Union Workhouse. 1836, by Hallet and Newman
of London; contractor, Woolacott of London. Stables converted for new tramps
cells 1913 by Edwards and Walden. Red brick with flint side walls and red
brick dressings; internal walls of unfired clay bat bricks. Hipped low
pitched slate roofs. Mainly two storeys, with cellars. Cruciform plan with
blocks and linking ranges enclosing three courts. South-west main facade.
Central block with pedimented central section slightly projecting with
eliptical arched main entrance and similar arch to large window above,
pediment with roundel, and dentil brick eaves cornice repeated on two lower
'bays' to left and right hand each with two ground floor and two first floor
recessed twelve-paned hung sash windows in segmental brick arches.
Originally linking the centre block to mnain side ranges were lower single
storey ranges of three 'bays' with three round headed windows with glazing
bars; the range to the left hand is intact and to the right hand altered
with an inserted floor and windows. The side ranges each with two small
ground floor recessed twelve-paned hung sash windows in segmental arches have
a large eliptical arched three-light window above. Interior: plan altered
but still coherent with some original details surviving, these include
original doors with bolts, the details of the board room and chapel, and
Newcastle glass in original windows. The workhouse was built for 200 inmates
at a cost of £3,823.11.3d, a revised and less ambitious scheme; the flints
and some of the bricks were collected and made by paupers of the parish. The
brick walls and gates were completed in May 1837.

W.E.A. In and Out of the Workhouse. 1978
R.C.H.M. Report 1951
Pevsner Buildings of England p425
Plans Contract and Specification for Linton Union Workhouse. C.R.0.

Listing NGR: TL5595747152

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