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Aslackby Manor House, Aslackby and Laughton

Description: Aslackby Manor House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194218

OS Grid Reference: TF0841630413
OS Grid Coordinates: 508416, 330413
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8603, -0.3911

Location: Aveland Way, Aslackby, Lincolnshire NG34 0HG

Locality: Aslackby and Laughton
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG34 0HG

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Listing Text

TF 03 SE LAUGHTON (north side)
3/5 Aslackby Manor House
G.V. I

Manor house. C16, c.1660, late C18, early C19, C20. Red brick,
coursed limestone rubble, some timber framing. Plain tiled roofs
with stone coped west gables and ornate brick Dutch gables to
north and south, 2 gable and single ridge stacks, 2 with paired
angle shafts. T-plan. Part of C16 timber frame hall house to
west, encased in rubble in C18 and now of 2 storeys and 3 bays.
Plinth. Doorway to right with segmental head, overlight and
plank door. 2 two light casements to left, both with segmental
heads. 3 two light casements above with wooden lintels. C17 red
brick cross wing in the Fen Artisan Mannerist style. 2 storeys
with attic. Rubble plinth. 2 bay south end with 2 three light
casements with transom, segmental heads and broad, raised,
moulded brick keystones. 2 similar windows above with a single
smaller, but similar window in garret. The wall space between
the windows is articulated by meandering bands, pilasters,
rectangular plaques, shields and simple, squat pendentives, all
moulded in brick. East front of 6 irregular bays with doorway to
left with moulded wooden doorcase, plank door and raised brick
moulded keystone set high above, as probably part of original
porch no longer extant. 2 two light cross mullion windows to
left with another to the right, with 2 three light windows with
transoms, beyond. All the ground floor windows with segmental
heads and broad, raised, moulded brick keystones. Meandering
moulded first floor brick band above. 2 cross mullion windows
above to left with wooden lintels. 2 shields to left. 3 shields
to right, all moulded in brick. 3 light window with transom to
right with flat band above, 2 moulded brick shields beyond with a
4 light window with transom to right and 3 moulded brick shields
beyond. Single 3 light attic casement with segmental head set in
small gable above fourth bay from left. North end with single 2
light sliding sash with segmental head, to right. Meandering
first floor band with 3 pilasters above alternating with 4
shields, a triangle above those broken through by a single
central pilaster, all in moulded brick. Brick moulded oval
staircase window in narrow north-west side. Early C19 range
attached to right with doorway to left with segmental head and
plank door. 2 three light sliding sashes to right with segmental
heads. 3 two light sliding sashes with wooden lintels, above.
C14 rubble wall continues to right with line of quoins and simple
doorway beyond. Internal 2 storey timber frame box panelled wall
just to west of where cross wing was added to C16 hall. C17 wing
with dining room with mid C18 fielded pine panelling with
marbling, marbled fluted pilasters between the windows and
flanking fireplace, the latter with 3 panels of studs and half
circles, also marbled. Early C18 fielded oak panelling in first
floor parlour with bolection moulded fireplace with mantle,
moulded doorcase, and bolection moulded cornice. Various
chamfered beams with triangular stops. Smoke blackened roof
timbers over C16 wing with signs of having been truncated to west
and some re-assembling. Single purlin on each side, tie beams
intact, collars replaced in C20. An outstanding example of Fen
Artisan Mannerism.

Listing NGR: TF0841630413

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Source: English Heritage

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