Quy Hall

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Quy Hall
Quy Hall, Cambridgeshire-geograph.org.uk-2298625.jpg
General information
TypeCountry House
LocationStow cum Quy
Coordinates52°13′39″N 0°13′02″E / 52.227571°N 0.217274°E / 52.227571; 0.217274Coordinates: 52°13′39″N 0°13′02″E / 52.227571°N 0.217274°E / 52.227571; 0.217274
Completed1870
Technical details
MaterialBrick with tiled roof
DesignationsGrade II* listed

Quy Hall is an English country house at Stow cum Quy, Cambridgeshire. Originally dating from the late 15th century it was completely remodelled in 1870 and is a Grade II* listed building. [1]

The hall is constructed in two storeys to an H-shaped plan of yellow gault brick with plain red roof tiles. The end crosswing gables, three central gables and three service range gables are all in chequered patterned brickwork. It stands in its own grounds overlooking a lake in the Quy Water.

History[edit]

A manor house known as Quy Hall had stood on the site since the late 15th century. [2]In the 17th century the hall was occupied by the Whichcote baronets, the 3rd Baronet of whom sold it c.1720 to James Martin, a London banker. In 1854 the Martins sold it on to Clement Francis, a Cambridge solicitor, who carried out the substantial rebuilding to designs by William White. The grounds were also progressively extended to cover some 135 acres (55 ha) by the late 19th century. [3]

The property has passed down in the Francis family ever since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Quy Hall  (Grade II*) (1331325)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Stow cum Quy: Manors". British History Online. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Stow cum Quy". visitoruk.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.