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31 Madingley Road

History of 31 Madingley Road

Listed Building

House. 1932 by Marshall Sisson. Red brick with concrete dressings; flat felted roof. Early Modern Movement style. 2 storeys rising to 3 storeys at west end. 8-window range. Recessed doorway right of centre with timber and metal door under a concrete lintel and flat hood. One 2-light timber casement right of door. 5 similar windows to left under a continuous concrete lintel decorated with 2 longitudinal grooves. First floor with 7 similar casements and lintel, plus additional single casement to right. Second floor of raised west end lit through 4 similar casements. Plain parapet and flat roof. Partly external stack to east. South front is a 10-window range, the first-floor windows in a continuous frieze under a grooved concrete lintel as before. Ground floor similar but interrupted at intervals by French doors. INTERIOR. Open-well staircase with chromium handrail. Ground-floor doors with brown painted surrounds. Kitchen cupboards and fittings intact. (BOE: Pevsner, N: Cambridgeshire 2nd Edn: Harmondsworth: 1970: 255; Rawle, T: Cambridge Architecture: 1993: 62)


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