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Description: Gestingthorpe Hall
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114292
OS Grid Reference: TL8103838652
OS Grid Coordinates: 581038, 238652
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0168, 0.6368
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TL 83 NW GESTINGTHORPE THE STREET (WEST SIDE)
House. C17 or earlier with later additions and alterations including early C18
red brick facing. Circa 1890 and 1910 rear extensions. Red brick faced. Red
tiled roofs left and right. 2 storeys and attics. 3 storeyed pedimented
central bay breaks forward. 2:3:2 window range of small paned vertically
sliding sashes, with aprons to first floor. Parapet and 3 stone bands.
Pilaster strips to left and right bays. Stone coping and ball finials to raised
parapet with moulded pediment breaking through. Circular cross transom window
with keystones. Central stone achievement to third floor. Central 6 panel
door. Ionic doorcase with dentilled soffits to pediment and reveal panels.
Rear wings. Full height central hall with a 2 storeyed screen of 2 Tuscan lower
and 2 plain upper columns. Very fine central staircase at rear of screen of
double twisted balusters and wreathed handrail. Balusters to screen first
floor. Contemporary panelled doors, reveal panels, dados, panelling wainscots
etc. Central chandelier. Mouldings to ceiling. Drawing room circa 1740 with
fine stucco ceiling, ornate fireplace and pedimented door surrounds. Rocaille
and Naturalistic flower decoration. Other rooms with early C17 panelling. A
fine carved overmantel and other details. The home of Captain Oates of the
Scott Antarctic Expendition 1910. Manor of Gestingthorpe. RCHM 4.
Listing NGR: TL8103838652
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Source: English Heritage
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