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.
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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