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Hackthorn Hall, Hackthorn

Description: Hackthorn Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196885

OS Grid Reference: SK9905482361
OS Grid Coordinates: 499054, 382361
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3289, -0.5141

Location: Hackthorn, Lincolnshire LN2 3PQ

Locality: Hackthorn
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN2 3PQ

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Listing Text


1/12 Hackthorn Hall
(formerly listed
30.11.66 as liackthorn Park)

G.V. I

Country house. 1792 by James Lewis in neo classical style with
minor alterations and additions of c.1840. Ashlar with hipped
slate roof. 2 storey with attics, moulded plinth, moulded
sill band to first floor, cornice and balustraded parapet to all
facades. The 3 bay entrance front has a slightly advanced centre
bay flanked by tall, blank, semi-circular headed arches to ground
floor. At the centre is a tall projecting semi-circular ashlar
porch, infilled in C19, with 2 steps and half engaged Ionic
columns supporting plain frieze and dentillated cornice. The
central half glazed double doors with plain fanlight is flanked
by single curved lights. The C19 openings have semi-circular
heads, moulded architraves with imposts and raised keystones and
the spandrels at the heads have swags of fruit and flowers.
Beneath the windows are plain rectangular aprons. To either side
of the porch are single glazing bar sashes and to first floor 3
smaller similar windows, all with moulded stone architraves. The
west and south sides are both of 5 bays with tall glazing bar
sashes to ground floor and shorter similar windows to first
floor. All windows have moulded stone architraves and carved
wooden shades. The south side has alternating plain architraves
and triangular pediments over the windows. To the east is a
lower 2 storey service wing c.1840 with irregular fenestration,
deep eaves and hipped slate roof. Interior. The oval stair
hall has a geometrical stone stair with decorative cast iron
balusters. At first floor level is a frieze with flutes and
medallions of putti with dolphins. The oval light above has a
surround of harebell garlands. The oval ended library, formerly
the dining room has a plain ceiling with frieze of scrolls, urns
and delicate moulding. The library fittings were installed
c.1800. The drawing room has a similar frieze with an Adam style
fan in the centre of the ceiling and lozenges at the end with
paterae and anthemion. The white marble fireplace has side
panels decorated with urns. The outer hall has a marble
fireplace with at the centre a quiver of arrows and a lyre set in
a laurel wreath. The first floor bedrooms and dressing rooms all
have contemporary fireplaces and original pelmets. The house
was built for John Cracroft and is shown in Claude Nattes drawing
of 1795 in the Banks Collection.

Listing NGR: SK9905482361

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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