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House of Correction, Folkingham

Description: House of Correction

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 194271

OS Grid Reference: TF0746033476
OS Grid Coordinates: 507460, 333476
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8880, -0.4043

Location: 26 Billingborough Road, Folkingham, Lincolnshire NG34 0SG

Locality: Folkingham
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG34 0SG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Folkingham Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TF 0633-0733 (north side)
2/57 House of Correction
G.V. II*

Gateway to House of Correction, now in process of restoration and
conversion by The Landmark Trust. 1825 by Edward Browning, C20.
Limestone ashlar, some red brick. Low slate hipped roof hidden
behind high parapet. 2 storeys. High plinth and string course
runs round west, south and east fronts. 3 bay south front with
central giant order gateway with semi-circular boldly rusticated
head with large raised keystone and wooden tympanum with openwork
chequered patterning. Gateway leads into barrel vaulted passage
to inner doorway with moulded ashlar doorcase with large raised
keystone and heavy plank door. Outer gateway flanked by single,
semi-circular headed, giant order blind arches with bold
rusticated heads, large raised keystones and wooden tympana with
openwork chequered patterning. Projecting moulded eaves above,
and parapet inscribed: "House of Correction 1825". Central bay
rises above with narrow, plain horizontal plaque crowned with
moulded pediment. East side flanked by plain, giant order
pilasters with large plain rectangular doorway formerly with
double doors. Diocletian window above with rusticated head,
large raised keystone and glazing bars. North side in process of
being refronted in red brick after removal of early C20 brick
range. West side flanked by plain, giant order pilasters with
blind, giant order semi-circular headed niche with rusticated
head and large keystone. Semi-circular headed doorway set inside
with diocletian window in tympanum, with glazing bars, and
rectangulr doorway below. Several yards to north of gateway
steps lead down to underground, brick lined chamber. House of
Correction was situated on site of Folkingham Castle, with
earthworks of inner and outer baileys still visible.

Listing NGR: TF0746033476

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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