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Little Shelford Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1454 / 52°8'43"N

Longitude: 0.1257 / 0°7'32"E

OS Eastings: 545548

OS Northings: 251810

OS Grid: TL455518

Mapcode National: GBR L82.GKZ

Mapcode Global: VHHKH.4B9P

Entry Name: Little Shelford Manor

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51572

Location: Little Shelford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Little Shelford

Built-Up Area: Little Shelford

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Little Shelford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(East Side)

19/168 Little Shelford Manor

Small country house built mostly in 1746 for William Finch but
with part dating from late C17. Fenestration altered late C19
and stonework restored C20. Grey brick with Ketton stone
dressings. Roof of house concealed by brick parapet with stone
panels. Four end stacks. Plan of main range with flanking
service wings linked to the house by curved walls. House of
basement two principal storeys and an attic storey. Five bays,
including slightly projecting centre bay. Square heads to
recessed hung sashes, mid-late C19 and to the centre windows
which have shouldered surrounds. Garden elevation has Ketton
stone doorcase and some of the hung sashes retain their glazing
bars. Service wing to left hand, late C17, of gault brick with
some red brick in rear wall. English bond. Hipped, plain tile
roof with moulded wood eaves cornice and two side stacks. Two
storeys and attic. Three hipped dormers. Symmetrical elevation
of three cross-frame casements in segmental niches. Central
doorway with one window at left hand, now blocked. Service
wing at right hand now a garage, was built in 1746 in a style
similar to that of the other service wing. Gault brick with
hipped, tiled roof. Two storeys and attics. Three hipped
dormers. Segmental arches to three blind window openings.
Interior: Some of the details of the 1746 house survive despite
alterations in C19 and a fire in C20. One rear room has a
shouldered fireplace surround with an enriched pulvinated frieze
and flanking Ionic pilasters. The overmantel is shouldered.
Another room at the front is lined with raised panelling and the
cornice is enriched with modillions and rosettes. The fireplace
and overmantel also have shouldered surrounds. The hall has
diagonally set paving with black setts, and a round headed arch
with scrolled key block and fluted pilasters leads from the hall
to the stairbay. The principal staircase is C19 but the back
staircase is 1746, closed string with slender urn shaped
balusters and a moulded rail. The late C17 service wing has an
inserted staircase similar to that of the back staircase in the
house. The roof is of staggered, butt purlin construction. The
oher service wing has a room at first floor which is open to the
roof, a reset early C17 door and a casement window of six
lights. An earlier house on the site is associated in the early
C17 with Sir Toby Palavicino and the family of Henry
Wriothesley, Duke of Southampton and patron of Shakespeare.
R.C.H.M: record card
Cambs Record Office: Map collection
V.C.H: (Camb) Vol. VIII p.222

Listing NGR: TL4554851810

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