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Greyhound Antique Shop, Folkingham

Description: Greyhound Antique Shop

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 194313

OS Grid Reference: TF0719233696
OS Grid Coordinates: 507192, 333696
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8900, -0.4082

Location: West Street, Folkingham, Lincolnshire NG34 0SW

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

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Listing Text

TF 0633-0733 (north side)
2/99 Greyhound Antique Shop
6.5.52 (formerly listed as
Greyhound Hotel)

Coaching Inn with Assize Court and Assembly room, now antique
shop. c.1650, c.1730, 1788-9), early and late C19, C20.
Limestone rubble and ashlar, red brick with ashlar dressings.
Plain tile and pantile roofs with stone coped gables, gable
stacks, 3 ridge stacks on south front and tall C20 lateral stack
to rear. U-plan. 3 storey, 7 bay south front of 1788-90 with
ashlar plinth with 2 small 2 light mullion basement windows to
right. Ashlar first and second floor bands, moulded eaves
cornice with brick parapet above. Ashlar quoins including a 2
storey vertical line of quoins dividing the 5th and 6th bays from
the left and defining the position of the single storey Assize
Court and Assembly Room inside. Central carriage archway with
basket arch and moulded ashlar surround with scrolled keystone.
Doorway inserted in late C19 with central, double, partially
glazed doors flanked by Doric pilasters which are carried up into
the overlight above, and are flanked by single narrow glazing bar
sashes. Doorway flanked by 2 glazing bar sashes on each side
with serpentine lintels and raised keystones. Window above
carriage arch with semi-circular head, scrolled ashlar keystone
and glazing bars with radiating spokes. Window flanked by 2
glazing bar sashes on each side, all with serpentine lintels and
raised keystones. Venetian window breaks through first floor
band in the last 2 bays to the right, with a moulded ashlar
architrave, scrolled keystone over semi-circular central light
and glazing bar sashes. 7 smaller glazing bar sashes above, all
with serpentine lintels and raised keystones. Painted sundial on
brick parapet over central bay. 2 low C17 wings to rear with
lower ranges attached to north. Brick 2 storey, 3 bay late C18
north side of main south range with broad ashlar first floor band
and decorative eaves. Central doorway with double partially
glazed doors and flanked by single glazing bar sashes; all 3
openings with wedge lintels. Semi-circular headed window above.
West side of C17 north-east range remodelled in late C18 with
canted bay window to right with fixed glazing bars, a 2 light
casement to left with a 4 light fixed window with transom beyond,
both the latter with wedge lintels and raised ashlar keystones.
Glazing bar sash to right with wooden lintel. Dummy oval garret
window in north gable with ashlar, keyed architrave. Lower range
to north with 2 light casement with wedge lintel and raised
ashlar keystone. C17 east side of north-west range remodelled in
late C18 with 2 storeys and garret and 3 bay front with decorated
eaves and masonry break between first and second bays to right.
Doorway to left with damaged ashlar surround, stone lintel and
glazing bar door. Glazing bar sash to right with ashlar wedge
lintel and raised keystone. Doorway beyond with wooden lintel,
ashlar wedge lintel with raised keystone above, and panelled
door. Lower single storey C17 range with attic, attached to
north, remodelled in C18 with decorated brick eaves and 3 bays.
Doorway to left with head askew, wooden lintel and panelled door.
Canted bay window to right with fixed glazing bars and glazing
bar sash beyond with wooden lintel. 2 flat headed dormers above
with 2 light casements. Pine 5 flight return staircase of c.1730
with 2 turned bannisters to each tread, with square knops, carved
tread ends and moulded handrail sweeping upwards to newels.
Fielded panelled dadoes on staircase walls. Late C17 oak 5
flight return staircase with simply moulded, turned bannisters
and broad, heavy moulded handrail. Assize Court and Assembly
Room with delicately moulded ornate cornice; 2 oval plaques
depicting Justice and Mercy; plain grey marble fireplace with
beaded, moulded bands and fielded panelled dado. Parlour with
ornate late C18 fireplace with flanking fluted columns,
entablature and plaque containing lyre and leaves; moulded
cornice with bands of egg and dart. Mid C17 stone fireplace in
north-west range with simply moulded surround with very flat
profile. Large C17 inglenook fireplace in room to north with
chamfered bressumer. Early C18 cupboard above doorway. Large
early C18 fireplace in north-west range with stone segmental
head. Large chamfered beams and staggered purlin roofs in C17
ranges. Source: Money and Bradley. p.10-13.

Listing NGR: TF0719233696

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Source: English Heritage

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