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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310313
English Heritage Legacy ID: 48102
Location: Leverington, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13
Civil Parish: Leverington
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Leverington St Leonard
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TF 41 SW LEVERINGTON GOREFIELD ROAD
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
VCH (Cambs), Vol.IV, p.192.
Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.424.
Listing NGR: TF4356211995
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