Hinchingbrooke House tell us about changes in Britain between 1500 and
this project you will learn about Hinchingbrooke House and what it can
tell us about the changes that took place in Britain between 1500 and
today. To help you to answer the question,
will study the following topics
The Owners: From the nuns to Hinchingbrooke School. How has the use
of the building been influenced by the owners?
2. Building materials: brick and stone. What do they tell us about
the owners and the changes that have taken place to the House.
3. Architecture: What architectural styles can we see? What can
they tell us about the owners and uses of the house and changes in fashion
during this period?
4. The Gardens: What do they tell us about the owners, changes
in fashion, and how the House and grounds have changed in their use?
5. The Interior of the House: What evidence is there to show the
changes that have taken place in the use of the house between 1500 and
key events we will look are:
The dissolution of the monasteries and the closure of Hinchingbrooke Priory.
2. The conversion of the priory into a home by Richard Cromwell.
3. The Montagu family.
4. The change from country house to school.
guide to the sources we will use:
Hinchingbrooke House. You will visit the house with your teacher
and will undertake research for the project. Remember, this is a working
building and students will be studying for exams. Also there are many
visitors who use the house during the day so please behave with respect.
2. The school's website. This has a virtual
tour of the House and information about its history.
3. Slides of the house.
4. Plans of the house which show
it as a nunnery, country house and school.
5. A wide range of written sources will be available in
6. Portraits of the owners in the house.
7. Local history books in the Resources Centre.
8. Book box.
this mark scheme to help you prepare your project. Check to make sure
you have organised your project properly by checking each of the sections
L1 Uses one book/sheet 1
L2 Uses several books/sheets 2-5
L3 Uses other (non-book) sources 4-7
The top 2 marks in levels 2 and 3 are given if you state clearly where
the information comes from. Total = 7.
Stage 1 Mostly copying/very poor project. 1-2
Stage 2 Gives relevant information. 3-4
Stage 3 Answers the questions 5-6
Stage 4 Analyses and discusses the question. 7-8
(Add up to 5 marks to each of levels 2-5 only for good details.)
The lower mark in each stage is if you cover 1 or 2 aspects, the higher
mark is if you cover 3 or more aspects in the Content section.
Total = 13.
Drawings. (Must be drawn by the pupil to qualify for marks.)
L1 Some relevant drawings 1-3
L2 Adds titles/labels 2-4
L3 Clearly linked to the text 2-5 Total = 5
Table of contents 1
Clear structure/sub-headings etc. 1-2 Total = 5
total = 30.