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Description: The Knoll
Date Listed: 22 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 164440
OS Grid Reference: TA3084808646
OS Grid Coordinates: 530848, 408646
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5581, -0.0261
TA 3008 NE CLEETHORPES ALEXANDRA ROAD
8/1 The Knoll
Houses, now offices. 1898, with C20 alterations. Red brick in Flemish
bond with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof. Main range approximately
square on plan, double-depth, with 2-room, central entrance-hall east
front, secondary south front, and service wing to rear right. 2
storeys, 3-bay asymmetrical east front with projecting section to right.
Moulded ashlar plinth. 4 stone steps to ornate ashlar doorcase with
pilasters bearing carved relief of urns and foliage, scrolled capitals
with bowls of fruit, and foliate dosserets carrying plain entablature
with moulded cornice. Projecting rectangular ground-floor ashlar bay
window to left with tripartite plate-glass sash to front, pilastered
mullions with paterae ornament, pulvinated frieze and slightly advanced
central pedimented section with relief carving to tympanum. Projecting
bay to right has canted ground-floor ashlar bay window with similar
surround carrying segmental pediment with figured. relief in tympanum.
First floor sill stringcourse. Porch supports a semi-circular ashlar
bow window with panelled apron bearing relief of fronds, and tripartite'
sash with plain pilasters. Side bays have tripartite ashlar sashes with
slightly advanced central sections and plain pilasters. Ornate moulded
brick and ashlar cornice with pulvinated frieze, billet and pellet
mouldings, corniced gutter. Small conical roof with iron ball finial
above central bow window, ashlar pediments with iron finials above side
windows: segmental pediment to left with relief of urn and foliage;
triangular pediment to right with date in cartouche. Hipped roof with
roof balcony with ornate miniature cast-iron balustrade with finialed
principals. Pair of ridge stacks to right return, single stack to left
return, with ashlar plinths and moulded cornices. Left return forms
secondary 2-bay front to Knoll Street. Left bay breaks forward, with
ground-floor canted ashlar bay with triangular pediment; right bay has
ground-floor bow window with cornice and miniature cast-iron balcony
railings. First floor: tripartite window to left, 2-light window to
right. Single segmental-headed roof dormer to right. Similar dormer to
right return. All windows with C20 replacement sashes. Interior.
Entrance lobby has ornate part-glazed entrance to main hall, with carved
pulvinated frieze and scrolled pediment with carved tympanum above door,
and side panels with geometric glazing bars and stained glass. Hall has
panelled doors in architraves with similar ornately-carved entablatures
and pediments, stained glass screen to rear, moulded panelled ceiling.
Open-well staircase with turned balusters, moulded handrail and ornate
newel-posts with carved panels, finials and pendant drops.
Basket-arched stairwindow with pair of round-headed lights in shafted
surrounds with ornate geometrical glazing and stained glass with central
figures. Upper hall has similar moulded frieze and ceiling. Main rooms
to both floors have original ornate woodwork and plasterwork:
ground-floor right, in "Georgian" style, has columned chimneypiece,
Adam-style frieze and garlanded plasterwork ceiling: most other rooms
have Jacobethan-style interiors.
Listing NGR: TA3084808646
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