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Bluntisham House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bluntisham, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3515 / 52°21'5"N

Longitude: 0.0074 / 0°0'26"E

OS Eastings: 536817

OS Northings: 274494

OS Grid: TL368744

Mapcode National: GBR K42.GPS

Mapcode Global: VHHJG.25R6

Entry Name: Bluntisham House

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 4 November 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162482

English Heritage Legacy ID: 53768

Location: Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Bluntisham

Built-Up Area: Bluntisham

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Bluntisham cum Earith St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

BLUNTISHAM RECTORY ROAD
1.
5140
(north side)
Bluntisham House
(formerly listed as
The Rectory)
TL 36 74 17/8 24.10.51
II*
2.
Circa 1720, Rectory, with later C18 wings and C19 additions and alterations. Original
T-plan. Two-storeys and attics. Yellow brick, plain tile hipped roofs. Three
original stacks with moulded brick courses. Stone capped parapet to slightly
projecting central block. Range of five sash windows in cambered gauged arches with
glazing bars at first and attic floors. Similar sash windows flank central limestone
doorcase with shouldered bolection moulded architrave, engaged fluted Corinthian
columns, and entablature with monograph. (Removed from Slepe Hall, St Ives 1848).
Banding between storeys. Parapet to two-storey wings with Venetian windows in
gauged brick arches at ground floor and hung sash windows at first floor.
Interior: Fine original open-string staircase with turned balusters, pair of newels
at first floor with bosses and ball finials. Two late C17 bolection moulded door-
cases with six panelled doors. Colonade to alcove in hall with two fluted Doric
columns in square-sectioned pilasters. Dorothy Sayers b. 1893 lived at the Rectory
from 1897 until circa 1919. Pre 1745 'Dr Knight has built a house' on coat of arms
over door now removed. Rev Tillard made alterations circa 1800 and Rev Baines
inserted Slepe Hall doorway in 1848 (C F Tebbutt 1941).


Listing NGR: TL3681774494

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