Description: Doddington Hall
Date Listed: 22 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 192248
OS Grid Reference: SK8999270083
OS Grid Coordinates: 489992, 370083
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2202, -0.6536
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SK 89 SE DODDINGTON AND WHISBY MAIN STREET
1/18 (west side)
Country house. Built between 1593 and 1600 for Thomas Taylor, the Bishop of Lincoln's Recorder, by Robert Smythson. Brick with stone dressings, ashlar quoins and moulded bands between floors and above parapet. Leaded hipped roof and lead down pipes, plain circular cylindrical chimneys of rubbed brick. Three-storey. H-plan. East, entrance front, 9 bays with single bay projections at both ends, staircase towers in the returns and central projecting porch rising full height, all topped with octagonal stone cupolas with leaded roofs. Main doorway has semi-circular headed opening with stone surround of columns supporting entablature topped with strapwork gable and small obelisks. All windows are transom and mullioned with iron casements, mostly of 4 lights. West, garden front, almost identical though of 7 bays, with chimneys rising through all 3 storeys replacing 2 bays. The same projecting central doorway though with less decorated surround. Internally most of the rooms were re-modelled in the early C18, containing very fine architectural fireplaces, some with good quality panelling, especially on the staircase and in the Brown Parlour.
Listing NGR: SK8999270083
Source: English Heritage
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