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Sandtoft Hall, Belton

Description: Sandtoft Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165081

OS Grid Reference: SE7407607994
OS Grid Coordinates: 474076, 407994
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5633, -0.8831

Location: Thorne Road, Belton, North Lincolnshire DN8 5TB

Locality: Belton
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN8 5TB

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Listing Text


6/25 Sandtoft Hall
(formerly listed as
1.3.67 Sandtoft Grove)


House, now house and flats. Early - mid C18 origins to rear ranges, late
C18 - early C19 south front; remodelling of rear ranges c1960, including
inappropriate doors and windows. Probably for the Popplewell estate.
Brick, rough rendered and colour-washed. South front has Welsh slate roof
to front and sides, concrete tiles to rear; rear ranges have largely pantile
roofs, with some concrete tiles to inner slopes. L-shaped on plan: 2-room
south front with central octagonal entrance hall, stairhall to rear, and
left room subdivided in C20; earlier 3-room east wing and 3-room range in
north-west angle, both with plans somewhat altered in C20. 2 storeys.
South front: 2:1:2 bays, with central canted entrance bay; 7 first-floor
windows. Entrance has half-glazed door with 3 lights over 3 horizontal
fielded-panels, beneath moulded lintel and plain overlight. 12-pane sashes
to both floors with narrow glazing bars in flush wooden architraves with
sills. Moulded wooden eaves cornice, hipped roof. Pair of corniced ridge
stacks flanking central bay. Right return: south range to left has pair of
similar ground-floor sashes and pair of painted first-floor dummy windows.
Earlier east wing to right, with 4 first-floor windows, has inserted C20
door and overlight to left, and to right, an original 12-pane flush sash
with thick glazing bars, a C20 2-light casement (perhaps inserted in former
lobby entry), and pair of C20 3-light casements; similar first-floor windows
above; hipped roof with ridge stack to left of centre. Board door in short
brick-coped screen wall ramped down to right, with lower section overlain by
later lean-to. Rear of east wing has inserted C20 French window to right,
C20 casements to each floor. North-west range has 3 first-floor windows to
north side: quoins, C20 French windows to left, pair of C20 2-light
casements (probably in original openings) to right; pair of 12-pane first-
floor flush sashes to left, C20 casement to right, corbelled brick eaves,
hipped roof, ridge stack to right of centre. Interior. Good original
details to south front. Entrance hall has pair of half-domed niches with
panelled pilasters, fluted friezes and archivolts, 6-fielded panel doors in
architraves, corniced dado rail, Doric plaster frieze with triglyphs,
guilloche band and moulded cornice. Ground-floor right drawing room has
good fielded panelling (probably early - mid C18) with moulded dado rail,
projecting central sections to 2 walls with eared and scrolled shouldered
bolection panels; carved wooden chimney-piece with eared architrave, ornate
moulded cornice, eared and shouldered bolection panelled overmantel, also a
late C18 - early C19 foliate frieze, dentilled cornice and delicate Adam-
style plasterwork ceiling with central fan and garlands, side panels with
lozenges and paterae, and reeded borders. Ground-floor left dining room has
fluted dado rail, ornate plasterwork frieze with urns and anthemion, 6-panel
door with fluted fielding in fluted architrave. Open-well cantilevered
stone staircase with ramped and wreathed corniced hardwood handrail, plain
wrought-iron balusters and column-on-vase newel post. Doric frieze and
cornice to lower and upper stair-halls. Fine plasterwork ceiling
to upper hall with garlanded panels flanking a central oval dome with ornate
guilloche frieze, moulded cornice, garlands, ribbons and paterae, and domed
top-light with radial glazing bars. First-floor central room has dentilled
cornice, pilastered chimney-piece with fluted dosserets and central panel to
frieze; right bedroom has chimney-piece with eared architrave and moulded
cornice, and earlier C18 2-panelled door to central room with bolection
moulding and L-hinges. Moulded skirting, fielded-panel window shutters and
doors in architraves throughout, some doors with L-hinges. Earlier north-
west range adjoining to rear contains beamed ceilings, 6-fielded-panel doors
and good first-floor bedroom with early-mid C18 fielded panelling, moulded
dado rail, deep moulded cornice, chimney-piece with moulded surround, Greek
key frieze and dentilled cornice, eared and shouldered bolection overmantel.
The Popplewell family of Temple Belwood owned Sandtoft in the C18, and the
initials "RP" (possibly for Richard Popplewell) appear on the nearby coach-
house/stable (qv). W Read, History of the Isle of Axholme, 1858, p 366;
N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England; Lincolnshire, 1978, p 190.

Listing NGR: SE7407607994

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Source: English Heritage

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