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The Inner Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Buckden, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2946 / 52°17'40"N

Longitude: -0.2533 / 0°15'11"W

OS Eastings: 519217

OS Northings: 267714

OS Grid: TL192677

Mapcode National: GBR J35.2SS

Mapcode Global: VHGM1.KLF9

Entry Name: The Inner Gatehouse

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 3 June 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130290

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54296

Location: Buckden, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE19

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Buckden

Built-Up Area: Buckden

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Buckden St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 1867

Late C15 gatehouse. Red brick with burnt brick diapering and
patterning, and limestone dressings. Restored plain tiled
roofs. Three storeys with diagonal buttresses and stair turret
in north east corner. Chamfered plinth, embattled parapet,
carved string course with paterae and grotesque heads. The
outer and inner arches are three-centred and moulded. Above the
outer arch is the shield of arms of Bishop John Russell
(1480-94). Windows of three and two cinquefoil lights in square
heads with moulded reveals and labels. Stair turret has square
headed windows cut through buttresses. Range to south, two
storeys with crow-stepped-gable to south and fine first floor
window, moulded brick in ogee arch with crockets and finial and
shield of arms. Windows of one, two and three square-headed
lights, with moulded brick mullions and transomes. Entry to
first floor from curtain wall. Oak door, C15, feather-edged
planking. Interiors have original moulded cross-beams to all
floors, and timber-framed partitions. Original oak staircase,
and newel post in stair turret. In archway original almoners
door and hatchway with recessed seat in north wall. Wing to
north built c.1920 by Dr R H Edleston on site of earlier wing
from material of two C15 stone houses. Dedication plaque to
Napoleon III above doorway. AM.

Listing NGR: TL1921767714

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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