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Kitchen Garden Walls and Gateway, Tool House, Apple House and Gardener's House and Cottage, Easton

Description: Kitchen Garden Walls and Gateway, Tool House, Apple House and Gardener's House and Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 193324

OS Grid Reference: SK9254526549
OS Grid Coordinates: 492545, 326549
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8285, -0.6279

Location: Easton, Lincolnshire NG33 5AW

Locality: Easton
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG33 5AW

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Listing Text

SK 92 NW
Kitchen garden
6/83 walls and gateway,
Tool house, Apple
house and Gardener's
house and cottage
Kitchen garden walls, gateway and gate, 2 stores, gardener's
house and bothey. c.1810, altered c.1840, with minor C20
alterations. Squared and coursed limestone rubble, slate, yellow
brick, cast iron. Rectangular kitchen garden with central
gateway, cottage and house to each corner, opposed stores.
Central gateway having square piers with cornices surmounted by
orbs. The cast iron gates are ramped up at the centre and have a
strapwork overthrow with shells and the initials MIC. Beneath
the top rail are pendant foliate swags. The mid rail has
roundels with finials. The coursed limestone rubble flanking
walls have cast iron openwork lattice screens with Greek lozenges
and flourishes. The top rail has circles and spiked top. The
screens are linked by square piers with cornices. To the left
hand corner the bothey is of 2 storeys and 3 bays with a central
planked door with to left a 2 light glazing bar casement and to
right a 2 light mullioned casement with ashlar surround. Above a
further 2 light casement and a keyed oculus. The garden front
has a moulded cornice surmounted by ball angle finials. The
slightly larger gardener's house matches the details of the
bothey and both have single planked doors to the garden front in
rusticated surrounds which are surmounted by a sheaf of corn, the
crest of the Cholmeleys. Above a further keyed oculus. The 2
stores project from the garden walls and are square on plan, with
broken forward facetted fronts, added in yellow brick with ashlar
dressings when the stores were altered in C19. They have single
planked doors, single keyed oculi and in the roof are oval keyed
oculi in 2 directions as dormers. The facetted roofs originally
had fish-scale tiles with lead dressings. The tall side walls
have ashlar copings, which are partly cornices and partly gabled.
At the lower north corner is a small semi-circular headed gateway
with unusual rounded rusticated surround, and cast iron gate with
latticed base, curlicued and scrolled top containing the
Cholmeley cypher. Built as part of the formal gardens of Easton
Hall, seat of the Cholmeley family.

Listing NGR: SK9254526549

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Source: English Heritage

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