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The Hole in the Wall Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2039 / 52°12'13"N

Longitude: 0.2565 / 0°15'23"E

OS Eastings: 554298

OS Northings: 258580

OS Grid: TL542585

Mapcode National: GBR M8S.ZL6

Mapcode Global: VHHK5.DVGX

Plus Code: 9F426734+GJ

Entry Name: The Hole in the Wall Public House

Listing Date: 11 December 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50545

Location: Little Wilbraham, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Little Wilbraham

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Little Wilbraham St John

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(West Side)

17/37 No. 2 (The
Hole in the
11.12.1981 Wall P.H.)


Public House mid C16 with C17-C18 two bay narrower addition to
West gable end. Timber-frame, plaster rendered with a steeply
pitched roof of C19 slates and end stack, replacing the original
framed and plaster stack. Plan of three bays and a narrower
smoke and entry bay. Two storeys and attic, with the first
floor side wall jettied. All the fenestration is later and
includes a C20 horizontal sliding sash at first floor gable
end. Two canted bays beneath the jetty. The original entry has
probably always been opposite the stack in a small framed porch
beneath the jetty. The late C17 or C18 extension was timber-
framed with a steeply pitched roof, pantiled. The framing was
replaced by brick and rendered. There are two windows at first
floor and two at ground floor. Interior: The original plan of
hall with service end towards the East gable end remains
intact. There was a framed partition wall between the service
bay and hall. A similar wall at first floor, and at a similar
point, still remains and there was also one at the attic
storey. The original staircase has been removed but it is
likely that it was originally on the North side of the stack.
The framing is of substantial scantling with close set studs
having only one foot centres at ground floor, and slightly wider
at first floor. The main posts are jowled to take the middle
rail on the jettied side and on both sides at first floor
level. The tie beams are cambered. At first floor there is
curved upward bracing to each bay and the gable ends. The roof
is of original through-purlin construction with collars between
the principals. The rafters are carpentered and laid flat. In
the smoke bay, the rafters are smoke blackened, generally, and
some cut down when the clunch and brick stack was inserted in
late C16 or early C17. The roof is not wind braced. At first
floor there is an original doorway with iron fittings between
the first floor chamber and the room over the service bay.
There are four original window openings, now blocked, one of
three lights and three of two lights, and all with ovolo
mullions. Traces of wall painting survive on the wall plate and
tie beam to the chamber over the hall. A similar window
survives at ground floor. The main beams are stop chamfered,
and the joists are of similar scantling to the rest of the

R.C.H.M. Record card

Listing NGR: TL5429858580

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

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