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The Mansion, Louth

Description: The Mansion

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 195051

OS Grid Reference: TF3232787208
OS Grid Coordinates: 532327, 387208
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3652, -0.0128

Location: Westgate, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 9YJ

Locality: Louth
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 9YJ

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 21
(The Mansion)
TF 3287 2/2 2.11.54.
Probably built circa 1600, it was remodelled late in the century. It is a 2-storey
T-shaped red brick house with steep pitched early tiled roofs. The East-West
wing has a double roof with very wide gable ends flattened at the top and having
a stone coping. Massive chimneystack set in the valley. The road front, above
and set back from the road is symmetrical, 7 windows 3-1-3 to both floors, shallow
central breakforward, Deep coved plaster eaves with a semi-circular pediment.
Stringcourse between storeys. The tall hung sash windows which retain the heavy
glazing bars are in wide wooden cases flush with the wall face and have segmental-arched
heads, no cills. Band between storeys. A Stable wing adjoins the West end of
the road front, one storey rising to 2 at the centre, late slate roof, coming
forward to the pavement, and at the East end of this is the entrance to the house:
outer opening semi-circular-headed with moulded archivolt flanked by 2 pilasters
which have stone capitals and bases. Springing from these is a semi-circular
arch of raised brick and above that a curving stone cornice. Within the porch
approached by a flight of stone steps, is a square-headed doorway with moulded
architrave and door of 6 fielded panels, above it a semi-circular window. An
inner doorway has a wooden case, 2 Ionic pilasters on high base supporting a
broken triangular pediment and above the opening of this is a small circular
window with archivolt and keystone from the sides of which are swags with pendants.
Fine interior with much late C17 work. NMR.
Nos 17 to 21 (odd), including The Sycamores, form a group.

Listing NGR: TF3232787208

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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