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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.
Listed building details:
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
beams.

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