Hinchingbrooke House Virtual Tour

 

 

The House

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History

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Learning Materials

Learning Materials

Hinchingbrooke House Site Visit Worksheet

Aim: To find out about the people who lived here and how the house has changed over time.
Fill in the sheet as you walk around with your group.

1. The Gate House (interior, exterior).
a. This was brought here from Ramsey Abbey by Sir Richard Cromwell. Describe its main features.

b. Why would Sir Richard have brought it here? What effect does it have?

2. The Nunnery Block.
a. What building materials have been used?

b. What does this tell you about who might have lived and worked in this building?

3. The North Front.
a. What building materials were used here?

b. Which architectural style is it built in?

c. How would you describe the entrance?

d. What impressions do you get about the people who lived here?

4. The East Side.
a. What building materials have been used?

b. Which style is it built in?

5. The South Front.
a. What building materials have been used?

b. Is there any evidence that this part of the house has been changed or rebuilt?

c. Which architectural style has it been built in?

d. What decoration is there?

e. Sketch a feature you can see.

f. Are there any clues about religious attitudes of the owners?

6. The West Front.
a. What building materials have been used?

b. Which style has it been built in?

c. What decoration is there?

7. The Kitchen Courtyard.
a. What building materials are used?

b. Which style is it built in?

c. What differences are there between this side and the other side?

d. Is there any evidence of change and rebuilding?

e. What might this block have been used for?

 

Other Historical Links -

Oliver Cromwell

Hinchingbrooke's Local History Pages -

Samuel Pepys

Civil War

Brief History of the House

The House through the ages

Hinchingbrooke School Homepage