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The Black Hostelry and Cellarers Chamber

A Grade I Listed Building in Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3979 / 52°23'52"N

Longitude: 0.2643 / 0°15'51"E

OS Eastings: 554156

OS Northings: 280181

OS Grid: TL541801

Mapcode National: GBR M6H.MN2

Mapcode Global: VHHJ6.JZLM

Entry Name: The Black Hostelry and Cellarers Chamber

Listing Date: 23 September 1950

Last Amended: 19 June 1972

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48711

Location: Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Ely

Built-Up Area: Ely

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Ely

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

The Black Hostelry &
2/101 Cellarers. Chamber
(formerly listed as part of
residences incorporating
remains of Infirmary
including Chapel).


The Black Hostelry extends to the south at the east end of Infirmary Lane,
with the Cellarers Chamber adjoining on the east side (now the Chapter
office) The Black Hostelry was built circa 1291-92 to accommodate visiting
monks from other Benedictine monasteries. The vaulted undercroft is of
the early c13 with ribbed vaults rising from central columns with moulded
caps and bases. The lower storey is of carr stone rubble with Barnack
(or similar) stone dressings and the upper storey is timber-framed and
plastered on the south and east sides and stone on the west side which
is unfenestrated. A massive C15 red brick chimney stack with some stone
rubble at the base projects on the south side, with 4 offsets and 3 octagonal
shafts with moulded caps and bases. The north end has remains of tile C12
Infirmary arcade. The windows generally are 2 and 3 lights with arched
heads and squared hood moulds, The interior has mediaeval features including
a turn or opening between servery and halls to enable food to be passed
without the server being seen, a C15 doorway and a C13-C14 King Post roof
with moulded caps and bases. Roof tiled, with 3 C19 gabled dormers on
the east side. The cellarers chamber, now tile Chapter Office, adjoins
the Black Hostelry on the east side. It was built into the south aisle
of the Infirmary in the C15. 2 storeys and attics 2 window range. The
ground storey windows have 2 lights with plate tracery and the lst storey
windows are mullioned and transomed with treoil arched heads to the lights.
A central buttress separates the windows. Roof tiled, with 2 C19 gabled

The Dark Cloister, Powcher's Hall, the Painted Chamber (Walsingham House),
the Chapel of the Infirmary (Deanery), the Black Hostelry & Cellarers Chamber
and Cellarers House (Boarding House of King's School) form a group.

See also general group description under the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity.

Listing NGR: TL5415680181

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

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