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Description: Little Grimsby Hall
Date Listed: 9 September 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195338
OS Grid Reference: TF3266891364
OS Grid Coordinates: 532668, 391364
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4024, -0.0059
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TF 39 SW LITTLE GRIMSBY
7/31 Little Grimsby
Small country house. c.1700 with minor C19 addition of billiard
room. Red brick with orange brick quoins, window reveals and
heads, painted stone dressings. Deeply hipped plain tiled roof,
2 wall stacks. 2 storey with attics 7 bay front arranged 2:3:2,
the central 3 bays being slightly advanced. Plinth, moulded
first floor band, moulded and dentillated wooden eaves cornice.
Central 8 panelled door up 4 steps, with bolection moulded stone
surround and fluted brackets supporting a broken scrolled
pediment with plain terminals, flanked by 3 tall glazing bar
sashes. To first floor are 7 similar windows. All windows have
segmental brick heads with keyblocks. To roof are 3 dormers, the
central one having segmental pediment, the others triangular, all
with glazing bar sashes. Interior. Front left hand room has
dentillated cornice, fireplace with roccoco surround and ornate
mantle, flanked by semi-circular headed niches. Full height
deeply moulded panelling. The entrance hall has full height
polished panelling with Doric pilasters and triglyph friezes to
each of the 4 sides. The floor is stone flagged, diamond set.
The staircase, a broad dogleg, has 3 knopped balusters to the
tread comprising a central fluted baluster, flanked by twisted
balusters. The moulded handrail is ramped and terminates on a
fluted newel. The open string has elaborately carved panels and
the stair has dado panelling. The first floor has a central
drawing room with full height panelling and fine roccoco plaster
ceiling. All first floor bedrooms have full height panelling.
The house was almost certainly built for Captain John Nelthorpe,
and the Ross Papers mention that Little Grimsby Hall was built
during Queen Anne's reign. Source: Ross Papers Vol VI. During
the 1920s the house was occupied by the first English Lady MP,
Mrs. Wintringham, MP for Louth.
Listing NGR: TF3266891364
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Source: English Heritage
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