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Description: Melton Hall
Date Listed: 16 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 165933
OS Grid Reference: TA0698210623
OS Grid Coordinates: 506982, 410623
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5813, -0.3855
MELTON ROSS A 18
TA 01 SE
6/30 Melton Hall
Farmhouse. Early C19, probably for Marmaduke Grayburn. Grey brick in
Flemish bond. Pantile roof. L-shaped on plan: double-depth, 2-room central
entrance-hall west front with 3-room wing to rear left; range of
outbuildings around courtyard to rear right. 2 storeys, 5 bays;
symmetrical. Plinth. Doorcase with attached tapered Doric columns
supporting plain entablature and hood; 6-panel door beneath moulded cornice
and radial fanlight in round-arched panelled reveal with archivolt. Unequal
15-pane recessed sashes with projecting sills and cambered wedge lintels.
3-course first-floor band. 12-pane first-floor sashes in similar surrounds.
Stepped and dentilled brick eaves cornice. Stone-coped gables with shaped
kneelers. Right return: flush tripartite sashes with glazing bars beneath
segmental brick arches to ground and first floor (those to left are C20
insertions). Diocletian attic windows with glazing bars to left and right
returns. Right return: rear wing facing courtyard has 6-fielded-panel door
beneath segmental brick arch, and 12-pane, 16-pane and tripartite sashes
with glazing bars beneath segmental arches. Interior. Stairhall to rear
has open well staircase with wreathed handrail, plain balusters and
clustered newel; modillion cornice and moulded ceiling with acanthus leaves
and garland. Ribbed white marble chimneypiece to ground floor right with
carved floral ornament. Main rooms have moulded cornices, panelled window
shutters and 6-panel doors in architraves. A brass bell which formerly hung
at the Hall is inscribed E SMITH 1819, perhaps the date of the building.
Listing NGR: TA0698210623
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Source: English Heritage
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