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The Haycock Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sibson-cum-Stibbington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.5787 / 52°34'43"N

Longitude: -0.414 / 0°24'50"W

OS Eastings: 507564

OS Northings: 299057

OS Grid: TL075990

Mapcode National: GBR FWT.B52

Mapcode Global: WHGMB.MF1Y

Plus Code: 9C4XHHHP+F9

Entry Name: The Haycock Hotel

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Last Amended: 20 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414544

ID on this website: 101237866

Location: Wansford, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Sibson-cum-Stibbington

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Thornhaugh and Wansford

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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In the entry for

London Road
9/155 (east side)
25.9.51 The Haycock Inn
(formerly listed as
Haycock Hotel)
The address and description shall be amended to read:

London Road
9/155 (east side)
25.9.51 The Haycock Hotel

Lines 18/19 shall be amended to read: "(Some blocked windows include 2 with
imitation glazing bars)"


TL 0698
(East Side)
9/155 The Haycock Inn (formerly
25.9.51 listed as Haycock Hotel)
Hotel formerly a posting house and coaching inn. Early C17 (dated stone
'1632' not in situ), later C17 with C18, C19 and C20 additions and
alterations. Coursed limestone rubble and freestone with freestone and ashlar
dressings. Collyweston stone slated roofs. Two storeys with cellars and
attics and lower ranges and outshuts. Original H-plan with cross wings to
north and south, and with later C17 eastern ranges projecting from cross wings
partly enclosing a courtyard to the rear, open galleried C18 addition to east
side of main range later infilled, C18 kitchen to south-west, late C19
alterations include blocking main archway and adding a porch to the west.
West elevation: Symmetrical, with wings each of two bays and main range of
five bays. Two rusticated ashlar ridge stacks to right and left hand with
smaller ridge stack to left of centre. parapet gables with moulded edges to
flat copings and console bracket kneelers; coved plastered eaves cornice
rising from moulded string continuous across gables; cyma moulded string
course between floors and chamfered plinth. Former arch visible behind ashlar
porch with classical details matching late C17 mannerist style pedimented
first floor window. Moulded stone architraves with flat arches and stone
cills to all windows with C18 twelve-paned hung sashes (some blocked windows
include one with imitation glazing bars); five segmental headed casement
dormer windows with lead roof covering. Interior: Original plan and details
altered, two very fine closed string oak staircases, partly rebuilt with
turned balusters; some blocked original windows and two original chimney
pieces (RCHM). Building repairs and alterations are recorded in the Bedford
Estate records for 1828, 1837-8-9.The Haycock was formerly The Swan Inn and is
recorded in 1571; Celia Fiennes visited The Swan in 1698 and recounts the
story of the haycock in her journal. The inn became a private house in 1887
and a hunting lodge for Wm Cavendish, third Baron Chesham,in 1899; it
reopened as an inn in 1928.

Bedford Estate Maps. 1780, 1818, 1838. Bedford R.O.
Builder. 1906
RCHM Huntingdonshire p.233, VCH Huntingdonshire p.217
Pevsner Buildings of England p.361
Gilbert, J L Stibbington Church and Parish, 1978

Listing NGR: TL0759899073

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