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The Grange, Kirkby La Thorpe

Description: The Grange

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192624

OS Grid Reference: TF0979146190
OS Grid Coordinates: 509791, 346190
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0018, -0.3654

Location: Church Lane, Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire NG34 9NU

Locality: Kirkby La Thorpe
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG34 9NU

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Listing Text

TF 04 NE
(west side)
The Grange
G.V. II*

House. c.1500, altered c.1620, mid C18, early C19 and C20.
Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, timber frame,
some red brick in English garden wall bond of 5, plain and
pantiled roofs, raised stone coped gables, single tall brick
ridge stack and ashlar C18 double square funnel gable stack with
moulded cornice. A long range with a short projection to rear.
2 storey with cellars to right only, 6 bay front, the right hand
3 bays of rubble are added to a brick cased c.1500 timber framed
hall block. To right a 6 panelled door with plain overlight in a
wooden fluted pilastered surround supporting a flat leaded hood.
Flanked by single large plain sashes, below the right hand window
is a 3 light glazing bar sliding sash cellar light. To left is a
tripartite plain sash window and 2 three light plain casements.
To first floor are 2 plain sashes through the eaves to the right
and 2 three light plain casements to the left. On the left of
the main block is a single storey service wing with raised stone
coped gable, 2 planked doors and single 2 and 3 light plain
casements. Ground floor windows have wooden lintels whilst those
to the first floor have plain ashlar surrounds. On a window cill
to the right hand gable is a scratched date of 162_. C18 rear
wing has a rubble base and chamfered ashlar plinth. A 3 bay
front with first floor band, dogtooth eaves course and hipped
plain tiled roof. To ground floor are 2 canted bays with double
French doors and margin light sashes to sides, hipped plain tiled
roofs. to first floor a C20 2 light glazing bar casement window
is flanked by single glazing bar sashes, all with cambered brick
heads. The rear wall of the hall block is of coursed limestone
rubble to first floor height with earlier blocked fenestration of
sub Medieval pattern. Interior: in the hall range there are
jowled wall posts and the roof is of oak and has massive wind
braces pegged to the purlins which are trapped by low collars
which are themselves braced to the tie beams. The common rafters
are also of oak and there is a ridge piece. There are 5 bays of
this construction and there is a timber framed partition grooved
to take the panels. Beyond are a further 5 bays of roof, also of
trapped purlin construction but without principals. No evidence
of smoke blackening. In the C18 rear range, the left hand room
has a moulded wooden fire surround with cornice and a shouldered
and eared over panel. It is flanked by single 6 panelled doors
with semi-circular heads and broad architraves with fluted
keyblocks. The room has a moulded' cornice.

Listing NGR: TF0979146190

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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