Stunning Georgian house for sale in Wisbech
This five-storey Georgian townhouse sits within the beautiful Grade II-listed Crescent in Wisbech.
The Crescent, constructed between 1792 and 1812 by Joseph Medworth of Wisbech as part of the planned circus of the Castle Estate, is said to be the most extensive example of its kind and these smart period residences and offices continue along Ely Place and Union Place, Museum Square, Market Street and York Row.
A central pediment and cast iron balcony feature over Ghost Passage and traditional lamplight preserves an atmospheric appeal.
The property retains a number of original internal features; kitchen parlour with most of its original panelled wall and glazed door, wood floors, panelled doors with architraves, corniced hallway and main rooms, fireplaces and the first gas meter gauge fitted in Wisbech. Externally, there are stone coped parapets with stone bands at first and second floors and large sash windows in cambered gauged red brick arches with stone sills, while a six-panelled door with patterned glazing bars to fanlight sits in a double recessed round headed, red gauged brick arch.
There is an original canted bay window and tented roof at the rear.
The five-bedroom property occupies a north facing position, with sunlit south facing walled garden and rear access to Love Lane. There is an adjacent garage.
The house was once home to pioneering photographer Lillian Ream.