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The Nunnery, Sixhills

Description: The Nunnery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 197156

OS Grid Reference: TF1700187035
OS Grid Coordinates: 517001, 387035
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3672, -0.2431

Location: Sixhills, Lincolnshire LN8 3RL

Locality: Sixhills
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 3RL

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Listing Text


3/31 The Nunnery


Wrongly shown as Lincoln Lane Farm on OS map. House. C15, C17
flooring in of open hall, C18 and C20 alterations. Timber frame
with casing in of coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and
some brick dressings, rendering to first floor. Pantile roof
having 2 brick ridge stacks. 3 unit plan. 2 storey with garret,
irregular 6 bay front having plinth with off centre C20 door with
to right a glazing bar sliding sash and to left a 3 light, a
single light and 2 double C20 casement windows. To first floor,
above the door, is a small glazing bar sliding sash with to right
a single larger window and to left 2 similar sashes. The front
wall has some moulded stones re-used in the facade including some
C13 dogtooth moulding. An exposed length of timber may be an
original midrail. There is evidence of considerable patching of
the front wall. At the rear a bay post is visible at first floor
level. Interior has 3 inglenook fireplaces, one with a moulded
bressummer. The principal girders in the hall and parlour are
deeply moulded with attenuated triangular stops; the door frame
between the rooms has similar stops and moulding. In the
original kitchen is a C18 panelled cupboard with semi-circular
head and key block. On the first floor several bay posts are
visible in the side walls with mortices and peg holes for
vanished braces. The staircase has C17 splat balusters of
serpentine form. The oak roof is of double butt purlin
construction. The medieval roof was originally of 9 bays, but
the 3 bays over the kitchen chamber are C18 replacements. The
middle bays over the hall have heavy smoke blackening attesting
the former existence of an open hall. The house is near the site
of the Gilbertine monastery of Sixhills.

Listing NGR: TF1700187035

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Source: English Heritage

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