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Hinchingbrooke House

A Grade I Listed Building in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3277 / 52°19'39"N

Longitude: -0.2003 / 0°12'1"W

OS Eastings: 522739

OS Northings: 271477

OS Grid: TL227714

Mapcode National: GBR J2V.44M

Mapcode Global: VHGLW.GRYG

Entry Name: Hinchingbrooke House

Listing Date: 10 January 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 53492

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 St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

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TL 27 SW 5/4 10.1.51. Hinchingbrooke House

In origin an Augustinian nunnery suppressed in 1538 and between then and 1627 largely
rebuilt and extended by the Cromwells. There was a serious fire in 1830 and the
house was restored/rebuilt by Blore; it was further restored in 1894 and again in
the 1960's. During the most recent restoration the entrance to the chapter house
was discovered, but otherwise little of the medieval fabric is visible. The buildings
are irregular, and of 2 and 3 storeys. They are of stone and ancient brick, the
Blore rebuilding being in stone, and with a large wing in brick with stone dressings
of 1894. The buildings are castellated throughout and have many tall chimneys of
the Tudor type. The kitchen wing to the north has timber framed gables. The most
noteable external feature is the semi-circular bow window of the library, dated
1602 on the parapet. This originally had an open loggia on the ground floor, and
was moved and reconstructed in its present form by Blore in 1830. There are other
canted bays which also appear to be of Blore's rebuilding. The interior of the
main rooms was entirely rebuilt by Blore, mostly in a Jacobean character. Some
older fittings remain, the main staircase panelling by Vennard circa 1663, and the
library chimney piece dated 1580 are especially noteworthy, There is also the very
fine staircase from Rolls Park installed in the 1960's restoration by Marshall Sisson,
this is sumptuously carved, and dates from the late C17. (RCHM.10).

Listing NGR: TL2273971477

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