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Abbey House

Abbey House

History of Abbey House

Abbey House Newmarket Road

This is a 17th century house built on the site of Barnwell Priory. Parts of the old ecclesiastical buildings survive.

A Wikipedia article can be found here:,_Cambridge

The Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: in the main it is the work of three periods, the late 16th, the late 17th and the early 18th century, but many minor alterations and additions have been made since…. Th original timber framed building is T shaped and comprises the S half of the house. in 1678 a large brick addition almost doubling the size of the foregoing was made on the N.  ……. It was given to the Cambridge Folk Museum by Lord Fairhaven in 1946. Abbey House, though with many botched alterations, is a building of much character with a dated ‘Dutch’ gable. It contains panelling of c. 1700.

In the garden are numerous wrought stones presumably from the priory.


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