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Culverthorpe Hall, Culverthorpe and Kelby

Description: Culverthorpe Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 192667

OS Grid Reference: TF0201540374
OS Grid Coordinates: 502015, 340374
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9511, -0.4830

Location: Culverthorpe, Lincolnshire NG32 3NQ

Locality: Culverthorpe and Kelby
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG32 3NQ

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Listing Text


4/32 Culverthorpe Hall
(formerly listed with
flanking subsidiary
23.11.51 buildings)

G.V. I

Country house. Late C17, c.1700, 1734-40. Built for the Newton family.
William and Edward Stanton probably carried out the c1700 alterations and
Robert Morris may have designed the c. 1735 alterations for Sir Michael
Newton. Limestone ashlar, slate roofs with lead dressings. Square plan of 5
bays with added flanking wings. The main C17 block is of 3 storeys with
basement, hipped roof with 2 large panelled ashlar ridge stacks with
moulded cornices. There is a tall chamfered plinth, plain ground floor cill
band and a dentillated cornice at third floor level marking the original
eaves before the attic storey was added in the C18. The attic storey has a
plain parapet supporting orbs. The service basement contains single
tripartite plain sashes to either end beneath semi circular arches and
pairs of glazing bar sashes in plain ashlar surrounds to the centre. The
central semi circular headed glazed door is approached up a flight of 12
steps with ashlar handrails. The door has a moulded head and imposts with a
keyblock bearing a face mask. It is set in an advanced porch with paired
Ionic pillars supporting a bucrania frieze, dentillated cornice and open
balustrade. To either side of the door are single semi circular headed
niches containing C19 lamps with single paterae above. To either side are
pairs of glazing bar sashes with moulded architraves and plain pediments
supported on scrolled brackets. To first floor are 5 similar windows with
architraves and bracketed cornices. The central window has a deeply swept
surround. In the attic storey are 5 small square plain sashes, each having
moulded and eared architraves and plain aprons. To either side of the main
block are added wings, also with plinths, dentillated cornices and
balustrades. Each has a hipped roof and a single obelisk stack with plain
bands. At their centres are single glazing bar Venetian windows with Ionic
pilasters and dummy balustrades. Above Bye circular Classical panels, now
much weathered. The sides of the wings are of 2 storeys and 4 bays, glazing
bar sashes to each floor with moulded architraves and bracketed cornices.
Also there are pairs of Ionic pilasters which mark the position of the
intended wings. The garden front has glazing bar sashes in moulded
architraves, those to the ground floor also have moulded cornices. At the
centre is a boldly projecting stair bay of c.1700 with rusticated quoins,
bracketed cornice and parapet containing a balustraded central opening and
supporting obelisk finials. The central glazed door has a fluted Ionic
surround, a moulded cornice and is approached up 4 ashlar steps. Above is a
tall glazing bar sash stair light with scrolled base, pendant fruit swags
and a panel of flowers and fruit above. Interior retains a fine dog leg
staircase of c.1700 with 3 twisted balusters to each tread, panelled risers
and a spacious open well. The prinicipal hall has a tripartite plan which
is divided by 2 screens of paired fluted Corinthian columns. There is a
richly dentillated cornice, full height raised and fielded panelling and 6
panelled doors. In the drawing room is a finely panelled and corniced
ceiling, full height panelling, acanthus swags and a handsome white marble
chimneypiece with mask, draperies, scallops and formal wreaths. The dining
room has a short section of screen matching that of the hall together with
full height panelling and elaborately decorated cornices and overdoors. The
present service stair belongs to the late C17 house, and has reset
interlacing openwork panels. Source, Country Life 15.9.23

Listing NGR: TF0201540374

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Source: English Heritage

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