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Wooton Hall and Adjoining Screen Wall to Right, Wootton

Description: Wooton Hall and Adjoining Screen Wall to Right

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165936

OS Grid Reference: TA0847916361
OS Grid Coordinates: 508479, 416361
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6325, -0.3609

Location: Wootton, North Lincolnshire DN39 6RN

Locality: Wootton
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN39 6RN

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Listing Text

TA 01 NE
Wootton Hall and
6/11/67 adjoining screen wall to
- II *
Small country house and adjoining screen wall. 1796 for John Uppleby.
Later minor alterations. Red brick in Flemish bond. Westmorland slate
roof. Double-depth plan with 2-room central entrance-hall front and side
entrance to right return; wing and screen wall adjoining to rear right. 3-
storey, 5-bay central block flanked by 2-storey canted bays to left and
right returns. 3 central pedimented bays break forward with the middle bay
recessed beneath a full-height round arch. Plinth. Flight of 3 stone steps
to projecting ashlar Doric porch with columns supporting full entablature
with triglyphs, guttae and dentilled cornice; recessed 6-panel door (2
glazed panels over 2 fielded and 2 flush panels) in ashlar architrave with
rusticated surround flanked by single narrow 8-pane side sashes; unequal 15-
pane sashes to side bays, with a blind dummy to the right canted bay.
Central bay has ashlar band and moulded sill string course above porch; 3-
course brick first-floor band to side bays. First floor: central recessed
Venetian window with glazing bars beneath round-arched panel; 12-pane sashes
to side bays. 3-course second-floor band to side bays, continued as eaves
band with brick modillion cornice to outer canted bays. Second floor:
central Diocletian window with glazing bars; 6-pane sashes to outer bays.
All windows have slightly recessed wooden architraves, projecting stucco
sills and rubbed brick flat arches (apart from those above entrance with
round arches). Raised brick eaves band and modillion cornice. Hipped roof.
Corniced axial stacks. Right return: entrance in angle to right of canted
bay has flight of 3 stone steps with wrought-iron balustrade of alternate
wavy and vertical bars and single top rail, pair of ashlar Doric columns
with fluted necking, and 6-beaded-panel door (top 2 panels glazed) in
panelled reveal and architrave, beneath C20 sloping-roofed porch supported
on pair of cast-iron columns (original ashlar porch hood is contained within
later roof). Left return: rear section has ground-floor tripartite opening
with central 12-pane sash flanked by brick mullions and blind panels;
similar first-floor window with blind central panel flanked by sashes;
second-floor tripartite window with wooden mullions and glazing bars. Rear:
central bay breaks forward, with tripartite ground-floor sash flanked by 12-
pane sashes and panelled door to first bay beneath plain overlight; central
first-floor full length sash and semicircular balcony with balustrade of
alternate wavy and vertical bars flanked by 12-pane sashes; pair of central
second-floor 6-pane sashes flanked by unequal 9-pane sashes, with blind
panel to first bay. Wing to rear, 2 storeys, 3 by 2 bays: plinth, north
front with 3 steps to central panelled door in wooden architrave flanked
by 12-pane sash to right and blind panel to left, 4-course brick first-floor
band, central first-floor 9-pane sash flanked by blind panels, stepped eaves
band and modillion cornice. South front, facing courtyard, has board door
beneath segmental arch with 2-light sash to left, first floor tripartite
sash, C20 casement and 9-pane sash, all with glazing bars and similar
surrounds to main block. Hipped roof. Tall axial stack. Screen wall to
right, extending south for 7 metres and turning south-east for approximately
25 metres, has segmental-arched doorway beside wing and similar opening with
board door to south-east. Ashlar coping, ramped-up to raised central
section. Adjoining lean-to ranges and house to south-east are of no special
interest. Interior. Entrance hall: marble chimneypiece with cast-iron
duck's nest grate, side cupboard with ornamental glazing; elaborate
dentilled and modillioned plaster cornice and central moulded roundel to
ceiling. Stairhall: fine open well profile cantilevered stone staircase
with ramped and wreathed handrail, wrought-iron balustrade of alternate
intersecting scrolled panels and column balusters (those to top stairwell
with rosettes) and clustered newel; plaster cornice similar to entrance
hall; moulded band and circular panels with moulded surrounds to first
floor; coved ceiling with beaded cornice and pierced dome with frieze
bearing festoon ornament. Ground floor right: inserted C18 white marble
chimneypiece with fluted pilasters and carved panels in the frieze with
cherubs; plasterwork includes sections of fluted dado rail, pair of arched
alcoves with fluted pilasters, reeded frieze and scalloped hoods with floral
ornament; floral frieze and cornice, ceiling rose with acanthus and vine
leaves; pair of fine 6-beaded-panel mahogany doors in architraves supporting
enriched entablatures with moulded cornices. Ground floor left: fine
inserted Adam-style chimneypiece in white and sienna marble with enriched
pilasters, aegricane capitals, carved panels in the frieze with urns and
sphinxes, and dentilled cornice; moulded plaster frieze, cornice and ceiling
rose with foliate motifs. Dining room to rear left: plaster panelling above
moulded dado rail, arched alcove with scalloped plaster fan, moulded ceiling
cornice; marble chimneypiece. Original chimneypieces and plasterwork to
main first-floor rooms. Panelled window shutters and 6-beaded-panel doors
in architraves throughout. The inserted chimneypieces were brought by Lord
Worsely from bomb-damaged buildings in London. N Pevsner and J Harris, The
Buildings of England: lincolnshire, 1978, 430; photographs in NMR.

Listing NGR: TA0847916361

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Source: English Heritage

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