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Bourn Hall, Castle, High Street

History of Bourn Hall

Medieval castle:

Picot, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, built a private fortress at Bourn. Recorded in Domesday, it seems to have been built by 1086 as a ring work.

Listed Building

Small country house. Dated ‘1602 H IF’ on rainwater heads, built for John and Frances Hager, possibly including part of an earlier building. Considerably altered in 1817-19 by John Aday Repton with features introduced from Haslingfield Hall (demolished 1814-1818) for John and Elizabeth Sackville-West, fifth Earl De La Warr. Internal courtyard reputed to have been enclosed in C19 by Norman Shaw (1881-1912).

The hall is built within the moated site of the C11 Bourn Castle. The grounds were laid out by Humphry Repton 1817-1819.


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