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Marston Hall, Marston

Description: Marston Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 193963

OS Grid Reference: SK8935643664
OS Grid Coordinates: 489356, 343664
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9829, -0.6705

Location: School Lane, Marston, Lincolnshire NG32 2HQ

Locality: Marston
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG32 2HQ

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Listing Text


5/74 Marston Hall
G.V. II*

Small country house. Late C16, C17, 1699, c.1720. Limestone ashlar, coursed
rubble, red brick, plain tile and pantile steep pitched roofs with stone coped
gables, 3 gable stacks and single, large projecting stack to rear. Originally
E plan with open hall modified in c.1720. 2 storeys with attic over 3 lower
north-west bays. 8 bay front with projecting 2 storey porch with 3 bays to
the north-west, the 2 furthest from the porch of rubble, and 4 bays to the
south-east, that furthest from the porch projecting level with the porch.
Porch contains doorway with 4-centred arch under rectangular head with
rectangular hood mould and 3/4 glazed C20 double doors. Interior of porch has
heavy C16 door. Plinth runs under 1st bay to north-west of porch, the porch
and 4 bays to the south-east. C16 moulded string course runs over porch and
4 bays to south-east and is cut into by the doorway and 4 C18 windows. Above
them are 4 windows and a single window over the porch door, all with cross-mullion
casements with glazing bars. C18 parapet runs above the porch and 4 bays to
the south-east. On the porch above the doorway is a large heraldic shield with
the Thorold family arms. Lower north-west 3 bay block has inserted C16 doorway
with 4-centred moulded head and small heraldic shield above, in the north-west
end. 2 windows to the south-east and 3 above, all with cross mullion casements
with glazing bars. Single dormer above with casement. North-east front of
coursed rubble has large, rectangular, blocked C16 hall window, screens passage
doorway to north-west and enormous projecting stack to south-east. Irregular
C18 fenestration. Interior hall divided by ceiling in c.1720. Large chimney
piece on north-east wall moved several feet to the north-west from its original
position, in c.1720, with late Elizabethan wood overmantle with fluted ionic
pilasters, strapwork, ruffed and bearded caryatid figures and the Thorold coat
of arms set within cartouche with helmet and draperies above. Early C18 stone
chimney piece below. Cupboard in north-west wall of hall contains C16
4-centred arch of blocked screens entrance. Heavy oak staircase inserted c.1720.
Room over upper end of C16 hall contains inserted ornate plaster ceiling and
painted panelling of 1699, decorated with the coats of arms of the various
branches of the Thorold family, taken from Burston House, Devon in 1972.
Interior also contains various late C17 and early C18 fireplaces.

Listing NGR: SK8935643664

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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