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West Wratting Park House

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Wratting, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.139 / 52°8'20"N

Longitude: 0.3516 / 0°21'5"E

OS Eastings: 561030

OS Northings: 251577

OS Grid: TL610515

Mapcode National: GBR NC0.ZP4

Mapcode Global: VHJH2.1HRL

Entry Name: West Wratting Park House

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51385

Location: West Wratting, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: West Wratting

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: West Wratting St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 6051; TL 6151
15/168; 16/168 West Wratting Park
Mansion house. c1730, remodelled and extended late C18. Red brick and stone
details and dressings. Hipped roof of slate concealed by a blocked parapet
with sunk panels. Two pairs of end stacks to main block. Double pile with
slightly projecting flanking wings. Centre block of three storeys with
dentilled main cornice and plat bands between the storeys. Symmetrical five
window range of twelve pane double hung sashes in gauged brick arches. The
attic storey windows are of nine panes. Central bay has moulded stone
surrounds to the windows. Late C18 porch with stuccoed walls incised in
imitation of ashlar and a flat roof recently restored. Tuscan pillars and
columns at the corners and a metope frieze. Panelled double doors. South
east front has similar fenestration and a central pedimented doorway of
wood. Flanking wings. Red brick and stone dressings. Similar parapets.
Each wing is of two bays. South west wing of two storeys with two double
hung sashes to each storey. A range of service and outbuildings, some
altered and including a laundry, adjoins this wing. The north east wing is
also of two storeys but the ground floor rises through the two storeys and
the first floor windows are false. There is a C19 canted bay window added at
the east end. Interior: A number of the rooms retain original details,
including late C18 papier mache ceiling and cornice in the drawing room in
the north east wing. The hall and dining room have stucco ceiling
decoration. There are a number of marble fireplaces and moulded doorcases
both at ground and first floor level. The open well staircase is in two
flights with a landing and has balusters of column-on-vase type. The walls
and ceiling of the stairbay are panelled and two panels are filled with wall
paintings. A corridor off the landing has C18 raised and fielded panelling,
and at attic level two rooms have early C17 sunk panelling reset. The house
was built for Col Sir John Jacob, 3rd Bt.

Burkes and Savills: Guide to Country Houses: East Anglia p 27
R.C.H.M: record card
Pevsner: Buildings of England p480
V.C.H.: Cambs Vol 6 p 192

Listing NGR: TL6103051577

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