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Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton School

History of Kimbolton Castle

Listed Building:

Large country house, the present external appearance is substantially due to Sir John Vanbrugh who in 1707-10 remodelled the C16 and C17 home which had been built on a C12 moated site. Vanbrugh was assisted by Nicholas Hawksmoor and the Clerk of Works was William Coleman of Kimbolton.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1221022?section=official-listing

Kimbolton Castle was successively the base for the Huntingdonshire Light Horse, and a troop of ‘D’ Squadron of the Bedfordshire yeomanry based in Godmanchester, and then a prisoner-of-war camp in the First World War.

See Mike Osborne, Defending Cambridgeshire.

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