Kimbolton Castle (now Kimbolton School) in Cambridgeshire is best known as the final home of Catherine of Aragon, following the annulment of her marriage to King Henry VIII.

Kimbolton Castle
About 8 minutes from my Bed and Breakfast was the small village of Kimbolton, highlighted by a prestigeous private boarding school... Extra Medium
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Go Historic ID
523447
Listed Building ID
1221022 view listed building data
Article Title
Kimbolton Castle
Coordinates
52.2955390° N, 0.3874430° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
TL 10068 67603
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

KIMBOLTON CASTLE GREEN TL 095675 (EAST SIDE) 6/7 KIMBOLTON SCHOOL 24.10.51 (FORMERLY LISTED AS KIMBOLTON CASTLE)

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Large country house, the present external appearance is substantially due to Sir John Vanbrugh who in 1707-10 remodelled the C16 and C17 home which had been built on a C12 moated site. Vanbrugh was assisted by Nicholas Hawksmoor and the Clerk of Works was William Coleman of Kimbolton. The house retains the plan of four ranges round a courtyard. The walls are ashlar faced in Weldon and Ketton stone and the roofs are of slate, leaded, with chimney stacks also ashlar faced. The elevations are symmetrically designed, each with an embattled parapet, main cornice and rusticated angle pilasters. Lower ground floor forms a plinth or podium with moulded upper edge at principal floor sill height. Corner towers to north and west elevations. Fenestration of hung sashes with glazing bars in segmental heads and raised moulded architraves. West front. Of two storeys and lower ground floor with three storeys to corner towers... read more

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Place ID
523447
Title
Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, England
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022