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Caxton > Red Lion
The Red Lion was situated on Ermine
Street. This grade-II listed pub is
now used as a farmhouse.
From: An Inventory of the Historical
Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire, 1968
Formerly an inn, C17 farmhouse,
framed and plastered of two storeys on a high brick plinth with some brick
reinforcement, particularly at the gable ends. The roof is tiled and slated.
There is now only a four room range facing W to the street with a central
chimney, but a short rearward projection at the N end containing a second
chimney may be the remnant of an E limb.
Access to the upper floors is by staircases house in two symmetrically
disposed projections placed against the E wall. The original front door on
the street side of the central chimney is of nine panels, four of which
being L-shaped, the remainder being rectangular.
Some structural timbers are visible internally including a moulded beam,
perhaps reused, in a cellar immediately N of the central chimney. S of the
house is the entry to the yard, around which are some C18 and later
outbuildings. Others have been demolished in recent years.
Farmhouse formerly an inn. Early
C17. Timber-framed and plastered with painted brick and some
weatherboarding. C20 plain tile roof. Ridge stack and end stack to right
hand. Two storeys. L-plan, original rear wing to north demolished, with
lobby entry and two symmetrically positioned rear staircase turrets, later
C19 and C20 outshuts. Tented canopy with finial to main entrance with
original fine C17 panelled door. Four ground floor sixteen-paned hung sash
windows and four first floor eight-paned hung sash windows. Interior has two
inglenook hearths, exposed stop-chamfered ceiling
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