28. EYNESBURY HARDWICKE (C.f.).
(O.S. 6 in. (a)XXVI S.W., (b)XXVII N.E.)
Eynesbury Hardwicke is a parish in two almost
detached portions, lying S.E. of St. Neots.
a(1). Homestead Moat and enclosure at Chapel
Yard, 3 m. E. of Eynesbury church. The enclosure
is rectangular and lies to the S.W. of the moat.
The adjoining field contains a number of ditches
b(2). Homestead Moat, on the N. of the road to
Abbotsley and 1¾ m. S.E. of Eynesbury church.
b(3). Eynesbury Hardwicke, house and moat,
2½ m. S.S.E. of Eynesbury church. The House is
of two storeys, timber-framed and plastered; the
roofs are tiled. It was built about the middle of
the 17th century with a cross-wing at the N.E. end;
there is a modern wing at the S.W. end. Inside the
building one room has an original moulded ceiling-beam and the first-floor rooms have chamfered
ceiling-beams. There is also a late 17th-century
panelled door and a door made up of 17th-century
The Moat surrounds the house.
Condition—Of house, fairly good.
a(4). Caldecote Manor Farm, house and moat,
2¾ m. E.S.E. of Eynesbury church. The House is
of two storeys with attics, timber-framed with
brick facing; the roofs are covered with tiles and
slates. It was built early in the 17th century on a
modified L-shaped plan with the wings extending
towards the W. and N. Early in the 18th century
the N. wing was remodelled and faced with brick;
the rest of the house was subsequently faced with
brick and otherwise altered. Inside the building
there are some exposed ceiling-beams.
The Moat partly surrounds the house.
Condition—Of house, good.