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A Grade II Listed Building in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1816 / 52°10'53"N

Longitude: 0.2228 / 0°13'22"E

OS Eastings: 552069

OS Northings: 256030

OS Grid: TL520560

Mapcode National: GBR M94.94D

Mapcode Global: VHHKB.TF4G

Entry Name: Ludlows

Listing Date: 7 February 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51431

Location: Fulbourn, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Fulbourn

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Fulbourn St Vigor with All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(North Side)

11/27 No 2(Ludlows)

House early C15 with stack and floor inserted into open hall
C17, and enlarged at same time by addition of a bay to the solar
wing. In late C19 the house was extensively remodelled when a
double fronted block was added to the front, almost completely
incorporating the original house. The medieval part of the
house has recently (1984) been restored. The late C19 part is
white brick with low pitch, hipped roof of slate. Two storeys
and double fronted with three window range and bay windows at
ground floor. The medieval part of the house is timber framed,
rendered and cased in brick with steeply pitched roofs of slate
with ridge stack. Original hall and solar crosswing plan with
possibly another bay or crosswing, now demolished, at low end of
the hall. Hall now of two storeys with C19 or C20
fenestration. The solar crosswing is now substantially
incorporated into the late C19 block. The openings are also
C19-C20 but in the angle between the hall and solar there is a
fine original doorway with hollow moulded four centred arch in a
square head. Interior: The hall is of two bays and is intact
except for the removal of two or three pairs of rafters when the
stack was inserted and the mutilation of some timbers. The
stack was inserted into the cross-passage and part of the four
centred head of one of the opposing doorways survives. The
framing is of substantial scantling with close centres except
for the gable end wall which has timber of poorer quality and
suggests a C17 date. There is fine hollow moulding to four
centred arch bracing to the cambered tie beam of the display
truss. The roof is of crown post construction with four way
bracing. The crown post is square with stop chamfered corners
and unmoulded head. The roof is generally sooted. In the rear
wall is an original six light window with diamond mullions and
in the front wall a late C16 window with ovolo mull ions probably
replacing one already on the site. A staircase in a
stairturret, much rebuilt, leads from the dais or high end of
the hall to the great chamber and bed chamber above the parlour
in the solar crosswing. The great chamber is in two bays also
with a crown post roof but unmoulded, with four way bracing.
There are wide, curved arch braces to the cambered tie beam.
The parlour ceiling has ogee mouldings to the main beards with
the mouldings converging at the square of the timber to form the
stop. The ogee mouldings form a cornice to the room. The
joists are unmoulded and laid flat and of substantial
scantling. In the C17 the solar was extended by a further bay
at the rear. This is also timber framed. The first floor room
which was possibly a further bed chamber has diamond mullions to
a window in the gable end.
R.C.H.M: Measured drawings and record card

Listing NGR: TL5206956030

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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