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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1128649
English Heritage Legacy ID: 53492
Location: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE29
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
Huntingdon BRAMPTON ROAD
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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