Listed Structures in Meldreth

By Bruce Huett

Introduction

Photo:Meldreth Court 1900, one of the finest seventeenth century listed buildings in the village

Meldreth Court 1900, one of the finest seventeenth century listed buildings in the village

from the Mortlock Album, courtesy of John Gipson

Listed Buildings are ones which have been designated by the relevant Secretary of State as being of special architectural or historic interest.

There are 41 listed structures in Meldreth. Full details can be found below and on the British Listed Buildings website.

Images of all the listed structures are shown below; additional images are available on the Images of England site.

There is a separate page on this website on the thatched dwellings in the village, most of which are listed.

All structures are grade II listed apart from the Church which is Grade I.

Apart from the Church and 33 dwellings the other structures are:

The granary and the threshing barn are included in the Meldreth list for group value as they help people understand the overall historical architecture of the village.

They were all listed on 18th October 1985 apart from:

  • Topcliffe Mill House               1 March 1983
  • Topcliffe Mill                         1 March 1983
  • Sheen Cottage                      8 June 1983

Map Showing the Approximate Location of all of the Listed Structures in Meldreth

Please move your mouse over the map to show the locations and addresses.

Summary of Meldreth Listed Dwellings

CHARACTERISTIC

NUMBER

thatched

16 (17)  1 originally thatched

9/11 North End counted as 2

timber framed

30

clay bat

2

clunch

2

tiled

12 (1 Pantiled)

slates

11

 

 

16th century

3

17th century

22

Abridged Details of Meldreth Listed Dwellings by Street

For more details see the attached pdf document.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Listed Structures in Meldreth' page

HOUSE

NUMBER / NAME

CENTURY

ROOF

TIMBER FRAME

Photo:Meldreth Thatch 3 Station Road

Meldreth Thatch 3 Station Road

Bruce Huett 2014

Late 17th 

20th century addition to east

Long straw thatch

Yes

Photo:Fieldgate Cottage 9 Station Road

Fieldgate Cottage 9 Station Road

Bruce Huett 2014

Late 17th 

20th century addition to east

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

Photo:Fieldgate Farmhouse 32 Station Road

Fieldgate Farmhouse 32 Station Road

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Late 17th and 18th 

Tiled

 

Yes

Photo:Sheene Manor 58 Station Road

Sheene Manor 58 Station Road

Bruce Huett 2014

 

Sheene Manor

Mid 16th 

Addition 17th century

1656 chimney stack

Tiled

 

Yes

Photo:Orchard Cottage 61 Station Road

Orchard Cottage 61 Station Road

Bruce Huett 2014

1662 (lintel) with 1800 pantry addition to north

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

 
Photo:63 Station Road Possibly Sheen Cottage in the listing

63 Station Road Possibly Sheen Cottage in the listing

Bruce Huett 2014

 18th Long straw thatch Yes

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Listed Structures in Meldreth' page

HOUSE

NUMBER / NAME

CENTURY

ROOF

TIMBER FRAME

Photo:27 Whitecroft Road

27 Whitecroft Road

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17th-18th

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

Photo:30 Whitecroft Road

30 Whitecroft Road

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17th – 18th

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

Photo:32 Whitecroft Road

32 Whitecroft Road

Bruce Huett 2014

Mid – late 17th

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

Photo:Bluebell Cottage 41 Whitecroft Road

Bluebell Cottage 41 Whitecroft Road

Bruce Huett 2014

Late 17th

Long straw thatch

Yes

 

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Listed Structures in Meldreth' page

HOUSE

NUMBER / NAME

CENTURY

ROOF

TIMBER FRAME

Photo:Chiswick House

Chiswick House

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Chiswick House

Mid 16th.  Early 17th cross wing

Tiled

 

Yes

Photo:Chiswick Farmhouse

Chiswick Farmhouse

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Chiswick Farmhouse

17th

Moulded tile, early 20th century, originally thatched

Yes

Photo:12-14 Chiswick End

12-14 Chiswick End

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*

 

Late 18th

Slate

Yes

Photo:23 Chiswick End which was the Dumb Flea Public House 18th Century

23 Chiswick End which was the Dumb Flea Public House 18th Century

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The Dumb Flea

Late 18th

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

 

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Listed Structures in Meldreth' page

HOUSE

NUMBER / NAME

CENTURY

ROOF

TIMBER FRAME

Photo:Temple House 27 High Street

Temple House 27 High Street

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17th

Slate

Yes

Photo:The Old Post Office 47 High Street

The Old Post Office 47 High Street

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Post Office at time of listing

Late 17th

Slate

Yes

Photo:The Old Bell (originally a Public House) called Dormers Cottage in the listing record 51 High Street  1676

The Old Bell (originally a Public House) called Dormers Cottage in the listing record 51 High Street 1676

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The Old Bell

1676

Long straw thatch

Yes

Exposed

Photo:55_57 High Street

55_57 High Street

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55-57 High Street

Late 17th or early 18th

Tile

Yes

Photo:Keys Cottage 70 High Street

Keys Cottage 70 High Street

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Keys Cottage

17th

Extended 20th

Long straw thatch

Yes

Photo:The Homestead (Maycroft Nursing Home) 73 High Street

The Homestead (Maycroft Nursing Home) 73 High Street

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The Homestead

1901-4

Tiled

Yes

Exposed

Photo:Applecote 85 High Street

Applecote 85 High Street

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Mid-late C17 Extended 1949

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

Exposed internally to roof in left hand bay.

Photo:The British Queen 94 High Street

The British Queen 94 High Street

Tim Gane 2011


The British Queen

Early and late C17. Remodelled early C19

Tiled

Later C17 part to west has early C19 low pitch, slate with white brick stack

Yes

Photo:104 & 106 High Street

104 & 106 High Street

Late 17th

Extended at the rear early-mid C.19 and later, axially, to the east

Tiled roof 

Yes

Photo:Meldreth Court 1900

Meldreth Court 1900

from the Mortlock Album, courtesy of John Gipson

Meldreth Court

17th

Enlarged to north c.1790.

Repaired 1891,1892

C17 tiled, low pitch

1790 extension slate

One stack dated 1773

Not mentioned

 

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Listed Structures in Meldreth' page

HOUSE

NUMBER / NAME

CENTURY

ROOF

TIMBER FRAME

Photo:Manor House

Manor House

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 Meldreth Manor School

Late 17th

Tiled, gabled.

 

Yes

Some exposed internally.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Listed Structures in Meldreth' page

HOUSE

NUMBER / NAME

CENTURY

ROOF

TIMBER FRAME

Photo:Willow Way Cottage 9-11 North End

Willow Way Cottage 9-11 North End

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Late 17th or early 18th.

Early 19th extension

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

Photo:Homeland 13 North End

Homeland 13 North End

Bruce Huett 2014

 

17th - 18th

Long straw thatch

 

Yes

Photo:The Cottage 19 North End

The Cottage 19 North End

Bruce Huett 2014

Late 17th

Extended 18th/19th

Long straw thatch

Yes

Photo:The Old Town House 29 North End

The Old Town House 29 North End

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Formerly the village blacksmith's

Late 17th

Modern additions

Long straw thatch at two levels

Yes

Photo:33 North End

33 North End

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Early 16th

Tiled

Yes

Photo:Mill House Topcliffe Mill 36 North End

Mill House Topcliffe Mill 36 North End

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Mid 18th, converted 1940

Included for group value

Tiled

Yes

Photo:Manting House 35-37 North End (in listing as Mantings House 55-57 North End)

Manting House 35-37 North End (in listing as Mantings House 55-57 North End)

Bruce Huett 2015

Early 19th

Slate

Yes

Stuccoed

Photo:The Laurels 72 North End

The Laurels 72 North End

Bruce Huett 2015

1837 (dated brick)

Slate

Not mentioned

 

Other Structures

Holy Trinity Church, North End

Photo:Meldreth Holy Trinity Church, December 2010

Meldreth Holy Trinity Church, December 2010

Tim Gane

Chancel mid 12th century with a slightly later west tower and nave.

This is the only Grade I listed building in the village.


Threshing Barn, Sheene Manor Farm

Photo:Threshing Barn Sheene Manor

Threshing Barn Sheene Manor

Bruce Huett 2014

Timber framed and weather boarded with a steep pitched roof of pantiles.

18th/19th century


Topcliffe Mill, North End (down footpath opposite Church)

Photo:Topcliffe Mill and House 2011

Topcliffe Mill and House 2011

Kathryn Betts

Photo:Topcliffe Mill, cottage (adjoined to mill) and outbuildings, 1930s

Topcliffe Mill, cottage (adjoined to mill) and outbuildings, 1930s

Cambridgeshire Collection

Undershot water mill

c.1740 with c.1840 addition (brick).

Timber framed and weather boarded

Tiled mansard roof to original building with patterned slate roof on north side addition.

Three storeys and loft.

South side has three iron casements with small panes.

Apart from the water wheel, the machinery is intact, including three grinding stones.


Granary at Chiswick Farm, No. 10 Chiswick End 

Photo:Granary Chiswick End

Granary Chiswick End

Bruce Huett 2014

It has been a pigeon house.  It was a store at time of listing.

18th Century.

Timber framed with rebuilt pyramidal roof of old tiles.


Stocks and Whipping Post, High Street/North End/Fenny Lane 

Photo:Meldreth Stocks and Whipping Post, March 2011

Meldreth Stocks and Whipping Post, March 2011

Photograph by Kathryn Betts

18th century stocks and whipping-post. C18 located at Marvell’s Green at the junction of the High Street and North End.


Base of Cross, High Street/North End/Fenny Lane

Photo:Base of a Cross

Base of a Cross

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Medieval base of a cross made from limestone and resited to Marvell’s Green from a garden behind the village shop c. 1888-89 (according to Beatrice Clay writing in 1942).  Another cross base is located in a garden in North End and another one in a garden on the High Street.


Bridge at Sheene Mill, Station Road

Photo:Bridge over Mel at Sheene Mill

Bridge over Mel at Sheene Mill

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Photo:Bridge over Mel towards Meldreth

Bridge over Mel towards Meldreth

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Cast iron bridge dated 1852 with a single span.

The spandrels have the name of the manufacturer:James Rawlings (listed in Kelly’s Directory 1858 for Melbourn) on the east side and Hurrell on the west side.

It was built to replace the ford on Mill Lane (now Station Road).


Water Pump near Mill Cottage, Mill End

Photo:Pump by Mill Cottage

Pump by Mill Cottage

Bruce Huett 2015

Village water pump. Late C19. Cast iron ring shaft with fluted head and finial. Enriched spout and handle.


Please see the documents below for more details on the listed structures in Meldreth and details of the history and mechanisms of the listing process.

This page was added by Bruce Huett on 07/11/2015.

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