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Grimblethorpe Hall, Gayton Le Wold

Description: Grimblethorpe Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195280

OS Grid Reference: TF2374786484
OS Grid Coordinates: 523747, 386484
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3608, -0.1419

Location: A157, Gayton Le Wold, Lincolnshire LN11 0RB

Locality: Gayton Le Wold
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 0RB

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Listing Text

TF 28 NW
6/28 Grimblethorpe
9.3.67 Hall
G.V. II*

Small country house. c,1620 with mid C19 alterations and
addition. Red brick in English bond with ashlar dressings, slate
roof with stone coped gables, 4 wall and single ridge stacks, all
with diamond set shafts and dentillated cornices. U-plan. 2
storey with attics and cellars, 8 bay principal east front having
moulded plinth, single collared pilasters with moulded bases
divide each bay, and these are doubled at the ends. 8 paired C19
lights to ground floor having plain sashes in chamfered surrounds
and divided by mullions. To first floor are 7 similar windows,
one having been blocked. Above the upper windows are C19
segmental brick arches. Gable elevations have slightly
projecting pairs of flues and moulded brick string courses. The
chimneys are linked by plain parapets. To the rear are 2
slightly projecting paired bays to the ends, and in the right
hand bay is evidence that the early windows had segmental brick
relieving arches. The stair is lit by 3 ascending cross
mullioned windows with leaded iron casement lights. To left is a
C19 service block. Interior retains early C17 oak staircase
which rises in 4 flights around 3 sides of the oblong stair hall.
It has large square rusticated newels with obelisk finials
surmounted by large balls and obelisk balusters. The landing
gallery balustrade has a panelled base which is ornamented at
ceiling level with strapwork. The left hand room has full height
early C17 oak panelling sub-divided by Ionic pilasters. The
dentillated frieze has strapwork and bead design. The chimney
piece has single flanking Doric columns with zigzag to the
capitals, the mantle is surmounted by 2 eared and shouldered
panels having dog and griffin scrolls, broken pediments with
cartouches over, with 3 Ionic columns supporting the strapwork
frieze. The door to the adjacent room has a timber overthrow
containing a central human face flanked by birds. The central
room has full height and three quarter height panelling divided
by Doric pilasters and panelled doors with scrolled cartouches
over. On the first floor are 2 oak overmantles, one having fluted
pilasters, eared and shouldered panels with cartouches, scrolled
decoration based on human heads, and C17 Delft tiles, the other
plainer but having a pair of perspective styled arches on the
panels. It is possible that the house was built for the
financier, Sir Ralph Maddestone, known to have held Grimblethorpe
at the end of the C16.

Listing NGR: TF2374786484

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Source: English Heritage

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