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The Manor House three Willows

A Grade II* Listed Building in Buckden, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2935 / 52°17'36"N

Longitude: -0.2523 / 0°15'8"W

OS Eastings: 519288

OS Northings: 267590

OS Grid: TL192675

Mapcode National: GBR J35.324

Mapcode Global: VHGM1.KMZ5

Entry Name: The Manor House three Willows

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 3 June 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54282

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


5/11 No. 15A (THE MANOR HOUSE)
24.10.51 No. 19 (THREE WILLOWS)
AND Nos. 15 AND 17

The original late C15 building runs parallel to the street and
was possibly a guildhall, or similar public building. The
original room divisions indicate that there were two upper
halls; the ground floor is divided into four units with wide
original openings suggesting windows on the south-facing,
jettied side. The roof has plain crown-posts with braced
collars, and splayed edge-halved scarf joints to the wall
plates. In the early C17 the building was converted into the
kitchen wing of the manor house and a timber-framed and
plastered range with two gabled stair-turrets was added at right
angles to south side. To the east a timber-framed barn was
built with a cartway leading into the courtyard. Further harn
additions were made in C18 and C19. The whole house and barn
has recently been converted to four separate dwellings. Street
facade of original barn to east side, and guildhall to west
side. Two storeys. (leather boarded, and modern brick,
plastered timber-frame and painted C18 red brick with band
between the floors. Plain tile roofs. Three C20 chimney
stacks; one late C16 octagonal-shafted stack with moulded brick
cap, and one large stack with grouped diagonal shafts. Three
oak doors and double doorway to cartway. Nine first floor
windows include three horizontal sliding sashes, and three
ground floor windows include one C19 hung sash window with
glazing bars, and other small single light windows. Interior
shows clearly the structure of the early building in exposed
roof, wall frames and floor frames. Very fine C17 oak panelling
and chimney pieces to two rooms in C17 range with some
restoration; large inglenook hearths; dog-leg, closed string oak
staircase with turned balusters.
RCHM - Huntingdonshire, p38
Pevsner - Buildings of England, p216
C.R.O. Huntingdon - photographic collection

Listing NGR: TL1928867590

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