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Description: Wicken Country Hotel
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235374
OS Grid Reference: SP7431539465
OS Grid Coordinates: 474315, 239465
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0486, -0.9177
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WICKEN LECKHAMSTEAD ROAD
SP7439 (West side)
17/137 Wicken Country Hotel
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as The
Hotel, formerly rectory. Built 1703 with late C19 and C20 alterations and
additions. Coursed square limestone, ironstone dressings, plain-tile roofs,
brick ridge stacks. 2 storeys and attic; 7-window range. Originally probably U
plan. Central panelled, part-glazed door with moulded eared stone surround
blank-panelled keyblock and broken segmental pediments ending in small volutes.
18-pane sash windows to ground floor, 24-pane sashes to 1st floor, those to
ground floor with moulded stone surrounds and keyblocks, those to 1st floor with
similar surrounds and broken segmental pediments with volutes, except for
central 1st floor window which has scrolled double curves. The two bays either
end break forward slightly and have stone-coped gables with kneelers and 2-light
casement windows to attics with moulded stone surrounds and keyblocks. Chamfered
plinth, flat-faced stone mullion cellar windows to right of centre, ironstone
quoins, storey band at 1st floor level, storey bands to bases of gables and
hollow-chamfered stone eaves to centre; central gabled dormer. Late C19 or early
C20 2-storey bay window to left side. Right side elevation, partly hidden by
single-storey lean-to extension has 5 bays, and sash windows to ground and 1st
floors with flat-arched heads and 2 hipped dormers flanking central gabled
dormer. C18 and C19 full-height extensions to rear. Interior: fine open-well
staircase from ground to 1st floors with turned balusters. Open-well back stair
with simpler turned balusters. C17 panelling to study. Stone cellar. The Rectory
was built by Dr. William Trimnal soon after his induction in 1702 from materials
of the demolished Spencer mansion.
(Buildings of England; Northamptonshire: 1973, p462; C.S. Dickin Moore, Wicken
Church, 1967, p4)
Listing NGR: SP7431539465
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