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Description: Medieval Hall Adjoining North East Corner of Goxhill Hall
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 165836
OS Grid Reference: TA1095220517
OS Grid Coordinates: 510952, 420517
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6694, -0.3221
TA 12 SW GOXHILL SOUTH END
5/36 Medieval Hall adjoining
north-east corner of
19.10.51 Goxhill Hall (formerly listed as
The Old Hall)
First Floor Hall, formerly part of larger complex. Late C14 - early C15
with later alterations, including blocking of first floor windows, and late
C18 roof. Renovations of 1976-78. Sjuared limestone and limestone rubble
with ashlar dressings; squared chalk facing to internal walls; ashlar and
brick patching and blocking to windows. Pantile roof. Rectangular on plan:
3 by 2 vaulting bays to undercroft, single-room first-floor hall. 2
storeys, 3 bays, with octagonal stair turret in south-west angle. Moulded
ashlar plinth. Buttresses with set-offs between bays and at angles:
diagonal buttresses to east, angle buttresses to west. Moulded first floor
cill string course moulded cornice and coped ashlar parapet. South front:
pointed doorway at south west angle, now within adjoining house extension,
with arch mouldings dying into chamfered jambs. 3 ground floor windows
inserted in enlarged original openings: central C18-C19 12-pane sliding sash
and two C17-C18 casements with leaded lights. C20 steel spiral staircase to
ogee-headed first floor doorway in chamfered segmental-pointed reveal with
small rectangular window to right. Three large pointed moulded windows,
blocked with closely-jointed ashlar, with continuous hoodmould. Stair
turret rising above parapet with pierced cusped quatrefoils and coping.
Hipped roof. North side similar, lower half partly obscured by adjoining
cattle-shed. East side: 2 inserted ground floor doors, small chamfered slit
window above plinth. Large moulded first floor window with re-set
triangular head, inserted moulded central mullion and twin round arches.
Lower section of window blocked with four courses of ashlar, brick above
with two C20 2-light wood mullion windows with leaded lights incorporating
arms in stained glass. West front: blocked inserted ground floor door to
left. Pointed first floor door cuts string course to right, with arch
mouldings dying into jambs, and square-headed hoodmould with carved shields
in spandrels. Blocked triangular-headed 3-light window above with
Perpendicular tracery. Interior. Quadripartite vaulting to undercroft has
plastered brick ceiling and chamfered ashlar ribs dying into octagonal piers
and responds with moulded and chamfered bases. Chamfered segmental-pointed
arch to south door. C20 brick floor. First floor: cusped ogee head to
south door; hoodmoulds and finely-moulded reveals to all windows. Blocked
chimney within north wall. Square-headed door to stone spiral staircase.
5-bay tie beam - king post roof with raking struts to principal rafters and
staggered butt purlins. Fragments of stained glass with painted faces and
grotesques, probably early C15, have been recovered from the west window.
An important and imposing medieval building. N Pevsner and J Harris, The
Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, 251; Drawing by C Nattes, 1796,
Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library.
Listing NGR: TA1095220517
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