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Crown and Woolpack and Woodpack Farmhouse Adjoining South Side

A Grade II Listed Building in Conington, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4652 / 52°27'54"N

Longitude: -0.2814 / 0°16'52"W

OS Eastings: 516852

OS Northings: 286642

OS Grid: TL168866

Mapcode National: GBR GZP.FP1

Mapcode Global: VHGL8.29LH

Entry Name: Crown and Woolpack and Woodpack Farmhouse Adjoining South Side

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Last Amended: 2 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54671

Location: Conington, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Conington

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Holme St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


TL 18 NE CONINGTON GREAT NORTH ROAD
(East Side)
2/37 Crown and Woolpack and
Woolpack Farmhouse
21.7.51 adjoining on south side
(formerly listed as
Crown and Woolpack Inn)

GV II
Coaching inn. Now public house and farmhouse. Possibly 1791. Red brick,
Flemish bond and steeply pitched collyweston stone slate roof with parapetted
gable ends on kneelers. Red brick stacks. Half-H plan. Centre range of two
storeys and attic. Two hipped dormers with two C18 16 pane hung sashes
flanking a central gabled pediment with a restored bulls-eye window with
raised keyblocks. Open boxing and segmental arches to symmetrical first floor
window disposition of three C19 hung sashes in the gabled centred bay and two
similar outer windows, one with twelve pane hung sash. Ground floor had a
central bay window and doorway adjacent on north side. Both now removed and
replaced by tripartite hung sash, and flanked by three hung sashes including
two with twelve pane glazing bars. The south crosswing is also of two storeys
and attic with end parapet and projecting side stack on south side. Hipped
dormer to north pitch. Gable end with original bulls eye pivot window with
raised keyblocks. Segmental arch to C19 hung sash with central glazing bar
above late C19 red brick bay window. In the north wall some of the window
openings have been remade and recessed in C19, including the C18 shouldered
doorway architrave, which is now recessed. Two storey red brick late C19
porch on south side. Some disturbance of the brickwork in the centre of the
main range and round a ground floor window indicate earlier alterations.
North wing. Red brick, now cement rendered and lower pitch collyweston stone
slate roof with end parapet and bulls eye window opening to gable end. Two
storeys. Gable end has one two-light hung sash in segmental arch at first
floor above a ground floor tripartite hung sash with glazing bars. The
windows in the side elevations are modern but in the original openings.
Inside none of the original features remain. A note in the
S. Inskipp Ladds Collection on the Norris Museum, St Ives copied from the
diaries of John Bing, 5th Visc. Torrington states that the Crown and Woolpack
was just built in 1791. An inn on the site is associated with Dick Turpin
(d.1739), the highwayman.

Norris Museum, St. Ives: S. Inskipp Ladds Collection
Norris Museum: Photographic Collection
Norris Museum: Rev. Cuthbert Bede, Watercolour (mid C19)
V.C.H. Hunts. Vol. III, p146


Listing NGR: TL1685286642

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