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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.


List entry Number: 1221020



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kimbolton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 394697

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KIMBOLTON CASTLE GREEN TL 095675 (EAST SIDE) 6/6 GATEHOUSE TO 24.10.51 KIMBOLTON SCHOOL GV I 1764-66 by Robert Adam for fourth Duke of Manchester. Gatehouse linked to two flanking pavilions by single storey ranges. Red brick with Ketton stone ashlar. Re-roofed in 1858 with slate. Symmetrical east and west elevations. Central semi-circular headed archway with rusticated surround between two hung sashes with glazing bars and Gibbs surrounds and divided by two engaged Doric columns and two pilasters. Doric frieze with mutules above triglyphs alternating with plain metopes and with guttae below. Moulded cornice surmounted by balustrade, sealed above archway. Panelled double doors with tradesman's door set in one, having iron door knocker in form of lion's head mask. Slightly recessed link ranges of three semi-circular headed bays divided by pilasters. One hung sash with glazing bars to each bay. Moulded cornice surmounted by parapet at lower level than gatehouse and pavilions. Gable end pediments to pavilions. Angle pilasters with similar Doric entablature flank semi- circular headed bay with round headed niche and rusticated surround. Interior. Archway has two original doors with six raised and fielded panels to each. The Castle brewhouse was in the north part of the Gatehouse. One brick vat is visible in the north pavilion. The laundry was in the south part. A rainwater head dated 1858 to an internal down pipe in the north part is probably the date for the re-roofing of the gatehouse. The C18 King post roof trusses are extant. RCHM (Hunts) p171. Pevsner: Building of England (Beds, Hunts and Peterborough), p281. VCH (Hunts), Vol. III. P.H. Burkett: "Kimbolton Castle" (published by Kimbolton School).

Listing NGR: TL1000967670

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 171
Burkett, PH , Kimbolton Castle
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon, (1932)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, (1968), 281

National Grid Reference: TL 10009 67670


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