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The Sun House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1796 / 52°10'46"N

Longitude: 0.1472 / 0°8'49"E

OS Eastings: 546905

OS Northings: 255660

OS Grid: TL469556

Mapcode National: GBR L7Q.81T

Mapcode Global: VHHK9.HGNY

Plus Code: 9F4254HW+VV

Entry Name: The Sun House

Listing Date: 2 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461914

ID on this website: 101268343

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Queen Edith's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge (Cherry Hinton) St John

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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667-/21/10066 No.23
The Sun House


House. 1938-39 by Mullett and Denton Smith for William Cairns. Modern Movement style. Painted brick laid in stretcher bond; bituminous felt roofs. Plan consists of single-storey wing running west-east butting into a 2-storey cross wing at east end terminating to south in a full-width bow fitted with 3 3-light Crittall windows to each floor. Flat roof with wide painted fascia boards. Single-storey wing with quadrant corner at south-west corner, emphasised by a curved Crittall window. Projecting sun lounge butts against south flank: 3 plate-glass windows and a double-leaf glazed door. Flat roof with swept parapet. Curved roof patio projects from 2-storey block supported on 2 timber posts of square section. Partition walls and Crittall windows inserted c.1950 to form kitchen. Rear (north) elevation pierced by 1-, 2- and 3-light Crittall windows and a door. INTERIOR. All features described date from 1938-39. Pine internal doors decorated with single large veneered letters. Lounge (ground floor of2-storey wing) with fitted furniture; radiogram with speaker outlets to principal rooms; uplighting wall lights. Central heating radiators. Circular arch leads to dining room, the base of the arch cut tangentially to allow passage. Kitchen with fitted cupboards and shelving. Staircase of timber except for lower flight: laminated glass treads and string, circular newels and handrail clad with mirror tesserae. First floor principal bedroom with Belling electric fire. Tiled bathroom with shower attachment controlled by recessed regulators. House notable for survival of original fittings. (Smith, D, Smith, M: Architects' plans: 1936)

Listing NGR: TL4690555660

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