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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: VINPENTA HOUSE

List entry Number: 1287392

Location

VINPENTA HOUSE, 4, HIGH CAUSEWAY

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CambridgeshireFenlandDistrict AuthorityWhittlesey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402493

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History

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Details

TL 2797 WHITTLESEY HIGH CAUSEWAY (East Side)

20/90 No. 4 11. 8.50 (Vinpenta House)

GV II*

House. c1740. Local brick, English bond with limestone dressings. Brick parapet to mansard roof of slate with end stacks. L-plan. Three storeys including smaller attic storey. Symmetrical facade framed by rusticated quoins with fine modillion main cornice of stone and divided by plain stone band between ground and first floor. Five window bays including wider centre bay. Attic storey has range of four hung sashes, each of nine panes, in raised stone surrounds with bracketed sills. Central lunette window also with raised surround. Similar but larger fenestration at first floor, with twelve pane hung sashes and a Venetian window to the centre bay. The ground floor windows are also original. Two stone steps lead up to central doorway with Venetian doorcase surround. Pair of C19 gault brick and stone piers with shaped coping remain of the front wall. A short length of wall, c1730, links the left hand pier to the house and has original stone coping and iron railings. Only the stone base remains of the original front wall. Inside. Central, two storey hall and staircase bay, with an original modillion cornice and C19 plaster work to the ceiling. Fine open-well staircase of three flights and landing. Closed string with carved acanthus motif to pulvinated frieze to the string and finely cut "barley-sugar" twisted balusters, square newels with recessed panes and moulded and swept rail. Raised and fielded panelling to the staircase dado. There are panels with extruded corners above the rear arches of the glazed lights of the Venetian doorway surround. Two doorways with raised architraves, pulvinated friezes and moulded cornices lead off the hall. The room to the left hand, probably the parlour is lined with slender bolection moulded panelling and has dentil and other enrichment to the cornice. The mantelpiece is carried on scroll brackets enriched with drops and there is a frieze of finely carved fruit, flowers and foliage. The overmantel has a ramped surround also enriched with drops of fruit and a cornice. Within the panel there is a lozenge shaped cartouche. At first floor two similar doorways lead to chambers, both with original fireplaces, and one has an ovemantel and panelled dado.

Listing NGR: TL2707997074

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National Grid Reference: TL 27079 97074

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