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Latitude: 52.3012 / 52°18'4"N
Longitude: -0.0689 / 0°4'7"W
OS Eastings: 531775
OS Northings: 268759
OS Grid: TL317687
Mapcode National: GBR K4K.MDR
Mapcode Global: VHGM4.RFG8
Entry Name: The Manor House
Listing Date: 30 May 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1128512
English Heritage Legacy ID: 53860
Location: Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28
Civil Parish: Fenstanton
Built-Up Area: Fenstanton
Traditional County: Huntingdonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Fenstanton St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Ely
FENSTANTON CHEQUER STREET
No 46 (The Manor House)
TL 31 68 19/12 30.5.58
The home of Lancelot (Capability) Brown, Lord of the Manor of Fenstanton. Late
C17 manor house. Two-storeys, L-plan with outshut in angle between the two ranges.
Rendered local red brick walls to eaves height. Plain tile roofs, shaped parapet
gables with kneelers end end stacks. Rusticated quoins. Central projecting two-
storey porch with hipped plain tile roof. Band between floors. Four-window range of
hung sashes with glazing bars in flat-headed arches at first-floor. Two large C19
sash windows at ground-floor. Segmental headed arch to sash window with glazing bars
above door in porch. Fine, original double-plank door enriched with carved and
shaped battens. Strap hinges with incised geometric decoration and fleur-de-lys
finials. Interior has original plan of parlour, hall, and cross passage, and rear
kitchen with staircase, altered by C18 partitions, chimney pieces and doors.
The two flights of original closed string staircase have carved newels and string and
some flat, shaped, balusters. Chamfered and stopped ceiling beams to hall and first-
floor rooms. Restored kitchen hearth with recently inserted bog oak mantel beam.
Fire plaque above door.
(Sources: VCH, Inskip Ladds Records, Norris Museum, St Ives. RCHM Huntingdonshire
mon 9 p 93).
Listing NGR: TL3177568759
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