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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Huntingdonshire. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1926.

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55. MIDLOE (B.e.).

(O.S. 6 in. XXI S.W. and XXV N.W.)

Midloe is a small parish 3½ m. N.N.W. of St. Neots.


Midloe Grange, house and moat, stands on the S. side of the parish. The House is of two storeys, timber-framed and plastered; the roofs are tiled. It was built in the 16th century on a half H-shaped plan with the cross-wings at the N. and S. ends. In the 18th century the space between the wings was filled in and the N. cross-wing extended towards the W. The upper storey of the S. cross-wing originally projected at the W. end but has been under-built. Inside the building are some original chamfered ceiling-beams and a room on the first floor has an original stone fireplace with chamfered jambs, four-centred head and ornamental spandrels. A room at the S.W. angle has a plaster ceiling of barrel-form with two curved braces, showing below it, and forming a slight pointed arch.

The Moat encloses a large island and has an internal bank; the E. side has been destroyed.

Condition—Of house, fairly good.