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Cromwell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3326 / 52°19'57"N

Longitude: -0.1864 / 0°11'10"W

OS Eastings: 523675

OS Northings: 272054

OS Grid: TL236720

Mapcode National: GBR J2P.MPP

Mapcode Global: VHGLW.QMBN

Entry Name: Cromwell House

Listing Date: 10 January 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 53598

Location: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE29

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Huntingdon

Built-Up Area: Huntingdon

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Huntingdon All Saints with St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

Huntingdon HIGH STREET
5140 (North-East Side)
No 82 (Cromwell House)
TL 2372 1/11 10.1.51.

Stands on the site of House of Austin Friars, founded circa 1285. Granted to Cromwell
family at Dissolution and said to be the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. The house
was almost entirely rebuilt at the beginning of C19. It contains some recorded
material and may in part incorporate older work. Circa 1830. Rendered, quoin pilasters
2 storeys, 4 windows, sashes with glazing bars, solid porch with arched entrance
and side windows. Stone parapet, hipped slate roof. Garden front of 5 bays, 1:3:1,
the centre slightly forward with pediment over. Centre ground floor windows in
arched recesses. Alterations in the 30's are said to have revealed foundations,
parts of 2 doors and several beams of the Austin Friars. Plaque and coat-of-arms
commemorate the birth of Cromwell in 1599. (RCHM 16).

Listing NGR: TL2367572054

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