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Abbot's Lodge, Thornton Curtis

Description: Abbot's Lodge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165889

OS Grid Reference: TA1178718854
OS Grid Coordinates: 511787, 418854
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6542, -0.3100

Location: Thornton Curtis, North Lincolnshire DN39 6TU

Locality: Thornton Curtis
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN39 6TU

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Listing Text

(east side)

10/88 Abbot's Lodge


House, incorporating former monastic range of Thornton Abbey (qv). C13-C14
ground floor, converted to house and first floor rebuilt in C17, reputedly
by Sir Vincent Skinner. Ground floor of limestone rubble and squared blocks
with limestone ashlar patching and dressings; ashlar first floor; brick
gables, stacks and upper sections to west extensions. Concrete tile roofs.
Plan: House aligned east-west: main west section incorporates vaulted
undercroft 3 by 2 bays, now 3 rooms and stairhall, with single-bay outshut
to east containing kitchen and lean-to outhouses to east against south west
wall. South front: 2 storeys, 3 first floor windows, with single-storey
kitchen outshut and south west wall to right. Quoins. Ashlar doorway to
right of centre with Tudor arch in ovolo-moulded reveal; C20 part glazed
door. C20 inserted segmental pointed 3-light window to left with rendered
surround. Large C19 4-pane sash to right in flush wood achitrave, and 3-
light window inserted in large pointed chamfered arch with hoodmould. Wall
to right contains C20 part-glazed door, and C19-C20 section with re-used
moulded medieval masonry to right end. First floor has three 3-light wooden
mullioned windows, probably C19, that to left in brick blocking of larger
opening. Mullion windows have Gothick glazing. Stepped and cogged brick
eaves cornice, steeply-pitched double-span roof. Tumbled-in brick to gables
with stone coping; shaped kneeler to left. End stacks. Roof to right
outshut has hipped upper section, steeper pitch lower section. Left return:
2 similar 3-light windows to ground and first floors; mutilated vault
springer to ground floor centre. Chamfered ashlar string course at eaves
level. Rear: painted chamfered arch doorway to left end with hoodmould and
C19-C20 panelled door with Y-traceried fanlight. To right, a pointed
chamfered ashlar arch with inserted 3-light window with shutters and brick
blocking below, and a blocked recessed doorway with outer timber lintel and
inner Tudor arch. Two blocked openings and section of chamfered ashlar
string course to right end. First floor has one 3-light and single-light
C19 windows to left, blocked window to right. Lateral stack to right.
Interior. Quadripartite vaulting to ground floor, stripped to masonry in
west room, plastered elsewhere, has octagonal pier and moulded corbel
supporting chamfered ashlar ribs in west room; remainder largely without
ribs. South kitchen window has hoodmould and moulded stop. Blocked
openings on north side, and door to south, have ashlar surrounds with Tudor
arches in ovolo reveals: present stairhall may occupy former through-

Listing NGR: TA1178218854

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Source: English Heritage

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