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Description: The Old Black Bull
Date Listed: 19 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 193360
OS Grid Reference: SK9381821269
OS Grid Coordinates: 493818, 321269
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7809, -0.6105
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NORTH WITHAM LOBTHORPE LANE
SK 92 SW
8/121 The Old Black Bull
19.2.52 (formerly listed
as Bull Farmhouse)
Former coaching inn, now house. c.1731 with late C18 alterations
and c.1800 extension. Red brick with ashlar quoins and
dressings, coursed limestone rubble to rear, with ashlar
dressings. Mansard slate roofs with raised stone coped gables,
single gable and 2 ridge red brick stacks. Parallel ranges plan.
2 storey with attics, 6 bay front, first floor band, rusticated
quoins, moulded eaves course. Off-centre panelled door with
Gothick overlight in moulded stone architrave, pulvinated frieze
and cornice flanked by pairs of windows, with beyond, to the
right, a further panelled door with plain overlight. To first
floor are 5 windows and to right a single glazing bar sash having
ashlar lintel with keyblock. All other windows are plain sashes
with serpentine lintels and incised keyblocks. Between second
and third windows is an ashlar sundial. In the roof are 5 flat
dormers with plain sashes and leaded cheeks. Rear range is in
stone and added c.1800. Interior central room contains dado
panelling and corner cupboard with semi-circular headed double
door and fluted key. Room on left has Adam style fireplace with
early C18 eared stone surround. Dogleg staircase with 2 turned
and knopped balusters per tread and carved string. Cribb the
boxer stayed here the night before the last bare fisted fight in
this country, between Cribb and Molyneaux at the Thistleton Gap.
Listing NGR: SK9381821269
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Source: English Heritage
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