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Outbuilding at Low Melwood Farm, Owston Ferry

Description: Outbuilding at Low Melwood Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165200

OS Grid Reference: SE8060301947
OS Grid Coordinates: 480603, 401947
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5080, -0.7861

Location: Owston Ferry, North Lincolnshire DN9 1AD

Locality: Owston Ferry
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN9 1AD

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Listing Text

SE 8060 0194 (east side, off)

12/136 Outbuilding at Low
Melwood Farm


Former farmhouse, incorporating remains of Carthusian Priory and later
houses; now farm outbuilding. C15-C16 origins, remodelled as house in later
C16, partly rebuilt in 1680s, rebuilt in mid C19; partly demolished, lowered
to single storey and converted to storehouse in 1960s. Brick, largely
rendered and pebbledashed, with limestone ashlar dressings. Corrugated iron
roof. L-shaped on plan: 2-room west wing (former house front) and 3-room
south wing. Single storey with basement. Quoins. South side, in 2 builds,
has slightly advanced section to right with chamfered plinth incorporating
blocked ashlar square-headed basement opening and blocked C16 basket-arched
chamfered door containing good ashlar relief tablet bearing Mowbray arms and
mantled helm, reset in 1960s from above former west front door. Two C20
enlarged ground-floor openings to right with double board doors; blocked
opening to left section with reused medieval ashlar mullion for sill. West
side, obscured by C20 addition of no special interest, has remains of
plinth, large inserted C20 openings. Interior. Ground-floor level
approximately 1 metre above ground level, ground floor removed to west wing,
cellar infilled to central south room, tiled floor to east room. South-west
room contains blocked opening beneath chamfered segmental-pointed ashlar
arch. Rooms contain traces of former late C18 - early C19 interior (arched
alcove, fragments of plaster cornice). The height of the ground floor, and
earlier descripions of the house, including reference to a stone pillar in
the cellar, suggest that the building may incorporate a former medieval
undercroft. Stands within a large moated enclosure. Excavations within the
enclosure in 1968 revealed late medieval brick wall foundations. Low
Melwood or Axholme Priory was founded in 1397-8 and dissolved in 1538.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No 119. W Read, History of the Isle of
Axholme, 1853, pp 317-8; Provisional List, 1960; N Pevsner and J Harris, The
Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, p 334. N Loughlin and K Miller, A
Survey of Archaeological Sites in Humberside, 1979, pp 156-8.

Listing NGR: SE8060301947

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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