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Folkingham Manor House, Folkingham

Description: Folkingham Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194294

OS Grid Reference: TF0729033559
OS Grid Coordinates: 507290, 333559
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8888, -0.4068

Location: A15, Sleaford NG34 0SF

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

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Listing Text

TF 0633-0733 (east side)
2/80 Folkingham Manor House
(formerly listed as No 8
30.10.68 (Manor House))

Small country house. c.1650, C19, C20. Limestone ashlar and
coursed rubble, some rendered brick. Steeply hipped Colleyweston
tiled roof, some pantiles. Large central ashlar ridge stack,
single projecting lateral stack to rear. 2 storeys with basement
and attic. High plinth runs round entire house. 3 bay west
front with 3 storey central bay projecting far forward with
ashlar front and plain rubble return walls. Flight of 9 stone
steps leads up to central doorway with simply moulded eared
doorcase with very flat profile, large raised ashlar keystone,
rather crude wooden lintel and double, partially glazed doors.
Graffito scratched on stone to right of doorway inscribed: "E.E.
1753". 2 light cavetto mullion basement window with casements in
right hand bay; blocked basement window in left hand bay and
inserted C19 3 light sliding sash with small square opening
beyond. Single 2 light cavetto mullion windows with casements
flank doorway, with moulded cornices. 3 similar windows above,
that over the doorway without a moulded cornice but with a
projecting moulded string course running over front of central
bay above. Central bay rises above roof line with a single 2
light cavetto mullion window, projecting moulded eaves above and
simply moulded pediment. 2 hipped dormer windows with 2 light
casements flank pedimented bay. 2 bay south front with late C19
rubble porch with rendered brick front to right, with coped gable
with kneelers, doorway with basket arch, moulded surround and
giving access to steps leading down to basement. Large 3 light
mullion window to left. 2 light cavetto mullion window with
casements and moulded cornice above to left, with a similar
window to right blocked, with a small casement inserted. 2
blocked 2 light mullion windows above, with moulded cornices. 3
bay east side with central bay projecting far forward. Central 2
light mullion window with C20 casement inserted. Left hand
return wall of central bay with 2 light C20 casement with
concrete lintel. Right hand return wall of central bay with
doorway with simply moulded ashlar doorcase with very flat
profile, moulded cornice and plank door. Projecting stack to
left of doorway runs full height of projecting bay. Central bay
flanked by single windows, that to the left a C20 2 light
casement, that to the right a 2 light mullion window with sliding
sash inserted. Above central window is a fixed C20 2 light
window with moulded cornice. Left hand return wall of central
bay with 2 light cavetto mullion window with casements and
moulded cornice. C20 casement in bay to left with concrete
lintel. 2 light cavetto mullion window with casements and
moulded cornice, to right, with a similar window above. Central
bay with a blocked mullion window with moulded cornice and small
rectangular opening above. Left hand return wall of central bay
with 2 light cavetto mullion window with casements and moulded
cornice. A blocked mullion window with moulded cornice in left
hand bay. North front completely blank. 3 ashlar fireplaces,
one in the north attic, one in the corner of the central
projecting ground floor room to rear and one in the dining room;
all with simply moulded surround with a very flat profile,
related to front doorway. All the rooms with identical simply
chamfered beams with triangular stops. Landing doorways with C17
chamfered surround and C18 doors. C18 panelled, painted cupboard
on first floor landing. Staggered purlin roofs mostly intact.
Early C19 staircase of no interest. The high quality and
sophistication of detail suggests the Manor is a product of the
Protectorate. It was owned by Lord Clinton, a leading Puritan.
Source: Money and Bradley, p.19.

Listing NGR: TF0729033559

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Source: English Heritage

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