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Latitude: 52.2082 / 52°12'29"N
Longitude: -0.0939 / 0°5'38"W
OS Eastings: 530339
OS Northings: 258377
OS Grid: TL303583
Mapcode National: GBR K5P.F2Z
Mapcode Global: VHGMJ.BR6K
Entry Name: The Crown House
Listing Date: 31 August 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162925
English Heritage Legacy ID: 51106
Location: Caxton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23
District: South Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Caxton
Built-Up Area: Caxton
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Caxton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TL 3058-3158 CAXTON ERMINE STREET
12/78 No. 65 (The Crown
31. 8.62 House)
House formerly The Crown Coaching Inn. C16 or early C17 with later C17 and
C18 alterations. C17 red brick, painted in street elevation, and exposed and
plastered timber-frame. Hipped plain tile roofs. Two ridge stacks to left
hand and one stack to right hand. Two storeys with attics and cellars.
U-plan with rear wings enclosing yard and with evidence of galleries to south
and east; carriageway to north of centre and coeval with north range; south
and west ranges late C17. Street elevation: Plastered plinth and double
brick band between floors. Two first floor and one ground floor blind
windows, five first floor twelve-paned slightly recessed hung sash windows
and four similar ground floor windows. Entrance to left hand approached by
stone and brick steps with six-panelled C19 door and panelled reveals to
doorcase with canopy on shaped brackets. Carriageway with early C17 carved
four-centred headed arch; half-glazed door to right hand. Rear elevation
has enclosed gallery to east and partly demolished and enclosed gallery to
south; three wooden pillars survive. Interior: Red brick corner hearths
with elliptical brick arches and one with a mantel beam, in south and rear
ranges; large inglenook hearth to north range. Wall painting of panelled
design in first floor room. C17 door with cockshead hinges. Short flight of
original attic stair with flat balusters. The Crown Inn was the collecting
Post Office for north Cambridgeshire by the end of the C18, and was used as a
Magistrates Court until 1839, it ceased to be an inn c.1860.
R.C.H.M. West Cambs., p39, mon.ll
V.C.H., Vol. V, pp 26, 27, 33
Caxton Now and Then 1984
Listing NGR: TL3033958377
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