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Downhall Manor gatehouse, 1913 (photo J H Bullock)(Cambridgeshire Collection)

Downhall Manor gatehouse

History of Downhall Manor

Listed building

Gatehouse. Early C16. Timber-framed with plastered infill. Plain tiled roof with octagonal lantern. Two storeys with first floor jetties on two sides…. The gatehouse is situated within the moated site of Down Hall.

1901 OS map of Down Hall

In ‘Greater Medieval House of England and Wales’: Downhall Manor is a fine example of an isolated but protected farmstead … the manor house was replaced in the C16th by the present timber-framed farmhouse. The gatehouse can be dated to c.1300 and makes it a rare survival of a once common feature.

The bell-capped lantern on the top was used for the benefit of travellers

Down Hall, Abington Pigotts, 1936 (MoC284/54)


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