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Gunby Hall, Candlesby with Gunby

Description: Gunby Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196022

OS Grid Reference: TF4671866876
OS Grid Coordinates: 546718, 366876
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1788, 0.1939

Location: Candlesby, Lincolnshire PE23 5SS

Locality: Candlesby with Gunby
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE23 5SS

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Listing Text


5/21 Gunby Hall


G.V. I

Small country house, former seat of Massingberd and Langton
families, now owned by the National Trust. 1700, altered c.1730,
with extensions of 1873 and 1900 of Dining Room, Servants' Hall
and Service Wing. Red brick in Flemish bond, ashlar dressings,
flat lead roof, 6 brick wall stacks with moulded tops. 3 storey
with basement having moulded plinth, 3 moulded stone bands,
panelled brick parapet with moulded stone top. 7 bay front
arranged 2:3:2, the central bays recessed, 4 bay sides,
rusticated quoins. Central 6 panelled double doors, up flight of
9 stone steps, set in moulded and eared stone surround, with
scrolled pediment supported on carved brackets. Beneath the
cornice an inscribed datestone "Wm 1700". In the pediment a
helmed coat of arms. To either side are 3 glazing bar sashes,
some original c.1700 in plain moulded architraves with small
keyblocks. To first and second floors are 7 similar windows. to
the left is a 5 bay, slightly recessed and lower 2 storey
extension with hipped slate roof behind parapet, built 1873 and
1900 in matching style, but with deeper qround floor windows. In
the south side a Venetian window at first floor level of c.1730,
5 original blank openings, 2 upper windows and in the parapet 2
circular apertures. The 2 lead rainwater heads bear the date
1700 and initials"WEM". The rear has 7 bays of sashes with plain
surrounds to each floor. The service basement has 2 light leaded
casements with timber mullions. Interior. The doqleq staircase,
of c.1700 appears to have been slightly moved forward when the
Venetian window was inserted. It has 3 barley sugar twist
balusters per tread, open string, panelled risers, moulded hand
rail, bolection moulded dado panels. The stair hall has fully
dentillated egg and dart cornice and early C18 panelled ceilinq.
The Entrance Hall has 1700 raised and fielded full height
panelling. In the Dining Room bolection moulded surround and
panels. Other panelling and door surrounds date from early Cl9.
The Music Room has c.1900 full height panelling. The house has
associations with Tennyson and Cecil Sharpe. The Last resident
owner was Field Marshal Sir Archibald Montgomery Massinqberd.

Listing NGR: TF4671866876

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Source: English Heritage

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