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Elton Hall

Hob Uid: 361612
Location :
Cambridgeshire
Huntingdonshire
Elton
Grid Ref : TL0884092940
Summary : Late 15th century moated courtyard house, rebuilt between 1662-1689. Only the chapel and gatehouse of the original house survive. The house was further altered prior to 1710 and remodelled in a Gothic style between 1780-1815. Circa 1885, the Gothic details were removed and and some of the later additions demolished. The north west cross wing was rebuilt at the same time, the north west wing refaced in stone and the main entrance restored to the north east facade. The chapel range was extended circa 1860 and further additions were made later in the 19th century. The upper storey of the 15th century tower was restored after a fire in 1894. The two and three storey house is an irregular T-shape in plan, built of limestone rubble and ashlar with stone slate roofs.
More information : [TL 08849294] ELTON HALL [G.T.] (1)

The earliest portions of Elton Hall consist of a gatehouse and a vaulted undercroft, both of late 15th century date, which formed part of a large courtyard house. This house was largely in ruins at the Restoration and was to a large extent rebuilt by Sir Thomas Proby between 1662 and 1689. During the 18th century many alterations were made and the house generally remodelled in the 'Gothic' manner, and in 1855-6 the SW. range was altered to its present Classic state. (2)

As authority 2.
G.P. AO/62/423/1 Gatehouse aspectfrom East
AO/62/42/2 Elton Hall S.E. face from South. (3)

No change. (4)

The first house was surrounded by a moat, now long since filled up, indications of which, 13 feet deep, were found in 1894. (5)

Elton Hall; Grade 2*. (6)

Listed as a strong house by Cathcart King. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1958.
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Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in Huntingdonshire
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Page(s) : 80-81
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FDC 09-MAY-62
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 BHS 28-OCT-70
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Source Number : 5
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Huntingdon, volume 3
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Page(s) : 155
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Norman Cross Rural District. August 1946
Page(s) : 9
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Source Number : 7
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Cambridgeshire
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Vol(s) : Part 5
Source Number : 8
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late C15
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1467
Monument Type : Courtyard House, Fortified House, Gatehouse, Chapel, Moat
Evidence : Demolished Building, Extant Building, Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt 1662-89
Monument End Date : 1689
Monument Start Date : 1662
Monument Type : Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered prior to 1710
Monument End Date : 1710
Monument Start Date : 1690
Monument Type : Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled in 1780-1815
Monument End Date : 1815
Monument Start Date : 1780
Monument Type : Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extended c1860
Monument End Date : 1870
Monument Start Date : 1850
Monument Type : Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled c1885
Monument End Date : 1895
Monument Start Date : 1875
Monument Type : Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1882 alterations
Monument End Date : 1882
Monument Start Date : 1882
Monument Type : Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored after 1894
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1894
Monument Type : Courtyard House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 54847
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TL 09 SE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1108433
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TL 09 SE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-05-09
End Date : 1962-05-09
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TL 09 SE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-10-28
End Date : 1970-10-28