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Brumby Hall, Scunthorpe

Description: Brumby Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 166264

OS Grid Reference: SE8884910446
OS Grid Coordinates: 488849, 410446
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5831, -0.6594

Location: Brumby Hall Gardens, North Lincolnshire DN17 1AG

Locality: Scunthorpe
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN17 1AG

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Listing Text

SE 81 SE
(south side)
1/3 Brumby Hall

Country house. C17 front range with sundial dated 1637 inserted in
porch, widened and extended to rear in late 1790s by George Pycock of
Hull (d 1799) for Thomas Pindar. C19 and C20 alterations and extensions
to rear. Local red brick, the C17 portion in English Bond, the C18 in
Flemish Bond. Ashlar dressings and facing to ground floor of porch.
Westmorland slate roof with brick stacks. Rectangular in plan: front
range with projecting porch, double span rear wing with stair-turret
alongside for back stairs. 3 storeys, irregular fenestration. Ashlar
quoins to right. Full height porch to right of centre has brick plinth,
ashlar quoins and ashlar-faced entrance with double panelled doors
under a plain rectangular overlight, flanked by Doric pilasters
supporting a moulded string-course. Rectangular carved stone sundial
with scroll decoration and date in an inserted brick panel between
storeys, with a large first floor casement above. Top stage has a large
panel with a pair of strapwork grotesques supporting a shield bearing
the arms of Nathaniel Fiennes (arms added 1962), with stone-coped
battlements above. Porch sides have a single first floor blocked ashlar
window with a square cut transom, an eared architrave, moulded cornice
and hood. Moulded ashlar basement string-course and flat first floor
band to right of porch. To left, two 24-pane sashes to ground and first
floors under flat rubbed brick arches, and a second floor round-headed
casement with glazing bars. Hipped roof with massive axial stack. Flag
pole above porch. Right return has C17 ashlar quoins, first floor band
and a pair of blocked ashlar basement windows beneath hood-moulds
returned as a string-course: 3 lights, with ovolo mullions to the window
on the right, those on the left removed. 1790s Venetian stair-window
above right. Rear stair-turret has 'P' tie bar. Left return, of 2 and
3 storeys, 9 bays, has first floor brick band and 24-pane sashes under
flat brick arches. 2 storey, 4-bay range to left has cogged brick eaves
cornice, tumbled gables and massive axial stack. Interior: Pycock's
fine stairhall has a re-used closed string staircase of c1700 with vase
balusters and later swept handrail, a garlanded Adam-style plaster
ceiling with dentilled cornice, and columns and pilasters dividing the
lights of the Venetian stair-window. In the later C16 - early C17
Brumby Hall was the home of Richard Bellingham, a founder of Boston in
the 1630s and later Governor of Massachusetts. The Hall later became
the home of Nathaniel Fiennes, Parliamentarian colonel and Speaker of
Cromwell's Parliament. The 'P' tie bar end relates to the Pindar
family, local gentry who owned the Hall from c1700 - 1813.
M E Armstrong (ed), An Industrial Island - History of Scunthorpe,
1982, pp 9-12, pl 8.

Listing NGR: SE8884910446

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Source: English Heritage

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