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Abbots Ripton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3847 / 52°23'4"N

Longitude: -0.1783 / 0°10'41"W

OS Eastings: 524078

OS Northings: 277859

OS Grid: TL240778

Mapcode National: GBR J23.HQD

Mapcode Global: VHGLP.VBL6

Entry Name: Abbots Ripton Hall

Listing Date: 2 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130177

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54638

Location: Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Abbots Ripton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Abbots Ripton with Wood Walton

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


17/4 Abbots Ripton Hall


Country house. An earlier house on the site was almost completely rebuilt circa 1800. Extended at north end late C19. Alterations and additions of mid-late C20 by Peter Foster. Local gault brick with some red brick in south-east end. Hipped roof, slate roofs partly obscured by parapet without main cornice. Internal stacks. T-plan formed of an east-west main range at south end and north-south range. Domestic and nursery quarters at north end, and additions on east and west sides. Two storeys and two storeys and attic with plain band between the storeys. South front has a central half-round two storey porch of three window bays. Three twelve pane hung sashes under flat, grey brick arches. The first floor is carried on open Roman Doric portico with double doorway in round headed arch. Flanking the porch at ground floor are four full length casements with shaped wood pelmets and at first floor four hung sashes including a blind opening. The west front is of two storeys at the south end. Similar twelve pane hung sashes to principal storeys, some with wood pelmets, under grey or brown brick flat arches. The Chinese style loggia and treillage work on this front are by Peter Foster. On the east side the doorway has a modern fluted Roman Doric case and above a Venetian window, also modern. The later C19 additions at the north end are of white brick and the parapet has a main cornice. There is a late C19 dove house, at the entry. Brick with reed thatch roof and timber landing stage, also thatched. The main portion of the manor was acquired in 1794 by William Henry Fellowes whose descendant, Lord de Ramsey is now Lord of the Manor. The gardens were designed by Lord and Lady de Ramsey and most of the garden buildings are by Peter Foster.
Huntingdon RO: Map 1775 (Acc 208 MD2)
Abbots Ripton Hall Estate Office: Map 1623 " VCH: Hunts vol 2
Country-Life: Vol CL V p626

Listing NGR: TL2407877859

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