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Description: Somersby Grange
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 195998
OS Grid Reference: TF3432672595
OS Grid Coordinates: 534326, 372595
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2334, 0.0111
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SOMERSBY CHURCH LANE
TF 37 SW (south side)
2/72 Somersby Grange (formerly
25.10.51 listed at Manor Farmhouse)
House. 1722. Possibly by Sir John Vanbrugh for Robert Burton.
Drawings in Banks Collection, Lincoln, say designed by 'Robert
Alfray'. 1929 additions. Red brick. Hipped slate roof behind a
parapet embattled to the north with wide cornice. Single pairs
of lateral red brick stacks. Extending between each pair of
stacks is a small brick panel with single small circular opening.
Set onto a deep plinth. North front with ground floor impost
band. 2 storeys plus cellar, 7 bays. The outer single bays
project forming mock turrets and have mock machicolations. 2
segmental arched cellar openings set into the plinth. Central
single storey closed porch 3 C19 steps up and with plain parapet.
Rusticated round arched doorway with exaggeration to imposts,
panelled and glazed C20 door with fanlight. Inner arched doorway
with 8 fielded panel door, the inner roof being coved and partly
vaulted. Either side are 2 round arched glazing bar sashes and
in the mock turrets single circular glazing bar casements. Above
is a single similar sash flanked by single narrow recessed blind
panels ressembling side lights of a Venetian window. Either side
are 2 similar sashes. In the mock turrets are single small
rectangular glazing bar lights. To the left and set back
slightly is a lower C20 2 storey single bay wing built with C18
brick. Parapet, being embattled to the side elevation. Single
mock turret to the left angle. The first floor has a single
segmental arched glazing bar sash. South front of 5 bays and set
on a plinth, being stepped to the central 3 bays. The outer
single bays with single similar mock turrets. The single central
bay being wider projects, is topped with a pediment and has
rusticated quoins to the ground floor with small squat clasping
buttresses. Cellar with single segmental arched glazing bar
light and 3 segmental arched blocked openings. Central doorway 5
steps up with panelled and glazed door, fanlight, glazing bar
marginal sashes and impost/lintel bands. Either side are single
segmental arched glazing bar sashes. In each mock turret is a
single small round arched glazing bar sash with imposts. Above
is a single central similar segmental arched glazing bar sash
flanked by single blind recessed rectangular panels with impost/
lintel bands and sill band. Further left and right are single
similar smaller segmental arched sashes and in the mock turrets
single small circular glazing bar casements. to the right, set
back slightly is the wing, this corresponds to the north front.
To the left set back is a further C20 single storey 2 bay wing,
built of C18 brick, on a deep plinth with 2 segmental arched
glazing bar sashes. The north side with corbelling similar to
machicolations and single blind segmental arched opening.
Interior. Staircase hall with dentil cornice. Series of 5 semi-
circular openings, most being doorways. Each opening flanked by
single fielded panel pilasters, fielded panel doors either with
glazed or fielded panel fanlights. The open well stair case with
2 short turns. Turned balusters with square knops. The newels
with recessed panels. Moulded banister. Panelled dado with
moulded band forming sill to the window on the first floor which
is flanked by single rectangular niches, that on the right now
incorporated into enlarged bedroom. The dining room. with
elliptical arch with fielded panel pilasters and soffit and
keyblock. 4 arched niches with keyblocks and continuous impost
band/cornice. Fielded panel dado. Partly vaulted ceiling with
bolection moulding. The doorway is similar to that of the
staircase hall. Drawing room with fielded panelling extending
into the turret. Dado and fluted pilasters with triglyph and
guttae. Doorway similar to staircase hall. Kitchen with high
dado and 2 blind arched niches. Doorway with blind fanight.
Room behind with panelled dado. Cupboard with fielded and other
panels and H-L hinges. Arched niches in bedrooms with arches
leading to the turrets. Fielded and other panelled doors
throughout. Many window seats. Cellar with fireplaces and
Listing NGR: TF3432672595
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