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South Ormsby Hall, South Ormsby cum Ketsby

Description: South Ormsby Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196094

OS Grid Reference: TF3673275520
OS Grid Coordinates: 536732, 375520
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2591, 0.0483

Location: South Ormsby, Lincolnshire LN11 8QS

Locality: South Ormsby cum Ketsby
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 8QS

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Listing Text

TF 37 NE (west side)

1/28 South Ormsby Hall
G.V. II*

Country house. C17, but largely rebuilt 1752-5 by James Paine,
for the Massingberd-Mundy family. Enlarged and altered c.1803 by
P. Atkinson, altered C19 and C20. Red brick in Flemish bond,
with ashlar dressings, hipped slate roof with lead dressings
behind brick parapet. 2 storey plus basement, 3 bay entrance
front, with advanced facetted central bay. The original Paine
design had a huge pediment the full width of the front. This was
removed C19 when a third storey was added. This was removed
c.1920 when the present brick parapet was built. Ashlar coped
plinth, first floor cill band and parapet band. Central half
glazeddoor with semi-circular arch covered by ashlar Roman Doric
porch of 1803, with fluted frieze. The sides of the central bay
contain single glazing bar sashes with cornices. It is flanked
by single 3 light tripartite C19 sashes with fluted friezes,
replacing the original Venetian windows, set in the original
semi-circular headed niches. To the first floor are 5 glazing
bar sashes with flat brick arches, 2 are set in the facetted
sides of the central bay. The left hand garden front is of 4
bays, with the right hand bay being canted, with glazing bar
sashes to each side. The remaining 3 bays have tall sashes with
deep cills, sitting on an ashlar plinth course. The basement and
first floor have glazing bar sashes in a similar pattern.
Interior. Entrance hall has classical busts on brackets, flanked
by garlands, dentillated cornice and fireplace on scrolled
brackets with egg and dart mouldings. In the Dining Room is full
height plaster panelling. In the Drawing Room a fine Roccoco
ceiling with centre piece of musical instruments with scrolls of
flowers and garlands. Decorated joinery, marble fireplace with
central rustic panel. Geometric square stair with well, moulded
handrail and beaded moulding, to newels also, large balusters
with fluted tops and heavily moulded knops, carved string. To
landing guilloche surround, semi-circular headed niches and
rectangular insets. Library of 1803 phase with fluted pilasters
and guilloche moulding to shelves, fine grisaille panels above.
Panelled doors, reveals, overdoors and cornices, throughout.
Source: Nattes drawing of 1793 in Banks Collection. Country
Life, March 1969.

Listing NGR: TF3673275520

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Source: English Heritage

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