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Description: Little Ponton Hall and Service Range with Yard
Date Listed: 9 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 193349
OS Grid Reference: SK9268432194
OS Grid Coordinates: 492684, 332194
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8792, -0.6242
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LITTLE PONTON AND off CHURCH LANE
SK 93 SW STROXTON (east side)
4/108 Little Ponton Hall
and Service Range
Small country house and service range with yard. Early C18, late
C18, early C19 alterations and additions. 1864 alterations.
Squared limestone rubble with ashlar quoins, ashlar, slate roofs
with stone coped gables, moulded ashlar gable and ridge stacks.
2 storey plus attics, 8 bay south front arranged 3:3:2, the
central 3 bays project slightly with first floor band. The right
hand 5 bays are what remains of the original early C18 7 bay
front. The left hand bays were cut down and then replaced late
C18 by 3 slightly higher bays. Central half glazed door with
plain overlight set in panelled reveals under added Doric portico
with plain cornice. To left a glazing bar sash, and a
rectangular mid C19 bay window with hipped slate roof and 3 tall
glazing bar sashes with dividing pilasters. To right 3 glazing
bar sashes. To first floor 8 glazing bar sashes. The windows in
the central 3 bays have ashlar surrounds with keystones. To the
roof are 4 glazing bar casement dormers with curved lead roofs
and cheeks. The left hand side front is of 3 bays in ashlar with
hipped slate roof and central 2 storey late C18 bow window
containing 3 glazing bar sashes, flanked by single similar
windows. The plain parapet is ramped up to the slightly advanced
central bay. To the rear is an early C18 eared door surround
with scrolled brackets and pediment. To the right of the house
is a late C18 service block, altered 1864, U-plan. The 2 storey,
6 bay front has 3 blocked openings to ground floor, and 2 glazing
bar sashes, with above 2 smaller blocked openings and 3 similar
windows. In the yard area are 5 early C18 pedimented doorcases
as the rear, and a datestone of 1864 with the Turnor initials.
Interior has late C18 circular top lit stair hall with
cantilevered staircase, 2 slender moulded balusters per tread,
wreathed handrail and niches with semi-circular heads to the
upper floor. History. The house has probably built for William
Thorold, d.l725, or for Lord Widrington, was altered late C18 for
the Pennyman family and in C19 by Christopher Turnor of Stoke
Rochford Hall. It seems most likely that the matching early C18
doorcases came from one of the demolished Stoke Rochford Halls.
Listing NGR: SK9268432194
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Source: English Heritage
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