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The Old Hall, Keadby with Althorpe

Description: The Old Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165193

OS Grid Reference: SE8339609626
OS Grid Coordinates: 483396, 409626
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5766, -0.7420

Location: 17 Main Street, Keadby, North Lincolnshire DN17 3HY

Locality: Keadby with Althorpe
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN17 3HY

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Listing Text

(west side)
8/129 The Old Hall
(formerly listed under
High Street)


Former Manor House, now 2 houses. Mid C17, perhaps with earlier origins;
later alterations, including C19 subdivision into cottages, reroofing and
C19-C20 refenestration. Red brick in English bond. Pantile roof.
Irregular U shape on plan: south wing with central entrance hall flanked by
short single-room east wing and 3-room west wing; main entrance to north
courtyard. 2 storeys. Courtyard front: entrance section with 2 first-floor
windows, flanked by short wing to left and 3-window wing to right. Plinth,
partly rendered. Entrance has good original moulded brick surround of
pilasters with moulded capitals beneath ovolo-moulded floating pediment,
somewhat damaged to left; original opening with recessed C20 door in C20
brick surround. Inserted C20 2-light window to left. 3-course brick first-
floor band, stepped above entrance. First floor has single-light window to
left beneath original flat brick arch, inserted 2-light window over entrance
beneath rendered arch. Dentilled brick eaves cornice with double brick
header dentils. Axial stack. Straight joints to flanking wings. Gable end
of left wing has blocked central door beneath original flat brick arch, with
inserted 2-light window to right; first-floor band, former central first-
floor door with inserted 2-light window and blocked lower half, C19 rebuilt
brick-coped gable. Wing to right has C20 door in partly blocked opening,
flanked by a single-light window to left, and two 2-light windows to right,
all in partly blocked openings beneath cement-rendered flat arches, that to
the right of the door with an original narrow flat brick window arch above.
3-course first-floor band, slightly higher than that to south and east
wings. Similar C20 single-light and 2-light windows to first floor, the 2
to the left in partly blocked openings, and that to centre beneath an
original narrow flat brick window arch (directly above the similar blocked
ground-floor window). Similar stepped and dentilled cornice. Stone-coped
north gable with shaped kneelers. Axial stack and north end stack. North
gable end has brick bands at first-floor and eaves level. West wing, west
side: 5 first-floor windows. Stepped plinth; straight joint to right,
another to ground-floor left; pair of C20 board doors beneath timber
lintels, with C20 2-light sliding sash to left, and small 2-light casement
and 3 unsympathetic C20 bow windows to right. 3-course first-floor band,
interrupted to left of centre, with lower section to right. 2-light sliding
sashes to first floor, that to centre beneath rendered flat arch; small
blocked opening to far right. Roof hipped to right. South wing, south
side: 5 first-floor windows. Plinth, interrupted by various blocked
openings, the section to far left with original moulded brick capping.
Gabled east wing to right has C20 board door in partly blocked opening
flanked by 2-light windows, section to left has series of blocked openings
and 2- and 3-light windows. First-floor band. First floor: east wing has
central blocked window flanked by single 2-light windows; single-light, 2-
and 3-light windows to left. Right return has pair of C20 2-light sliding
sashes beneath C20 segmental arches. All windows are C20, mostly with
inappropriate plate glass, rendered arches or bracketed wooden hoods.
Interior. All ground-floor rooms apart from north-west have heavy chamfered
spine beams (that to south-west with broach stops) and exposed joists. West
and south wings have original stacks, that to west with inglenook fireplace
beneath timber bressumer. A C19 drawing shows the building with narrow
windows, some mullioned, a steeply pitched roof with curvilinear gables and
a tall panelled stack to the south wing. W B Stonehouse, The History and
Topography of the Isle of Axholme, 1839, p 373; W Read, History of the Isle
of Axholme, 1858, pp 375-6.

Listing NGR: SE8339609626

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Source: English Heritage

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