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Park House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leverington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.6866 / 52°41'11"N

Longitude: 0.1225 / 0°7'20"E

OS Eastings: 543562

OS Northings: 311995

OS Grid: TF435119

Mapcode National: GBR L1H.FT2

Mapcode Global: WHJP8.VQHQ

Entry Name: Park House

Listing Date: 23 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48102

Location: Leverington, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

Civil Parish: Leverington

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Leverington St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

6/30 (North Side)

23.6.52 Park House


House, C.1720 with possibly slightly earlier range at rear. Red brick on plinth with
parapetted roof, leaded, with end stacks. Plan of main range with rear wing forming a
T-plan. Two storeys with band at eaves height and between storeys. Sills and
segmental arches of finely jointed gauged brick to five flush frame hung sashes with
glazing bars in open boxing. Four similar windows at ground floor on either side of
central doorway. Flat hood on scroll brackets. Door of six panels with rectangular
fanlight. Rear range probably earlier. Also of red brick but English bond and on
lower plinth. Gabled roof with tiles and rebuilt stack. Band between two storeys.
One later gabled dormer. Two windows and doorway in original openings. Contemporary
shaped red brick walls adjoining and flanking front range terminating in piers with
ball finials of stone. Interior. One ground floor room and one bedroom are lined
with raised and fielded panelling. The ceiling of the ground floor room has one
square, plaster panel, set diagonally, of fruit and foilage. The hall and stairbay
has a plaster frieze, also early C18, of garlands and fruit and flowers, and a
contemporary open-string staircase of two flights and a landing with turned balusters
and square newels. In the rear range the floor joists are exposed. The house is
associated with Oliver Goldsmith who is reputed to have written "She stoops to
Conquer" here.
VCH (Cambs), Vol.IV, p.192.
Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.424.

Listing NGR: TF4356211995

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