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Description: Cressy Hall
Date Listed: 7 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 198156
OS Grid Reference: TF2240430479
OS Grid Coordinates: 522404, 330479
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8579, -0.1834
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Medieval Moated Site and Post-Medieval Gardens at Cressy Hall, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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GOSBERTON CAWOOD LANE
TF 23 SW
4/42 Cressy Hall
House. Built in 1794, following a fire. Red brick in Flemish
bond, painted ashlar dressings, concrete tiled hipped roof, 2
wall stacks. 3 storey plus cellars, 5 bay box with flanking
single storey pedimented pavillions one of which contains the
kitchen. Plinth with stucco band, first floor band, modillion
eaves course and cornice to parapet. The 5 bays are slightly
advanced. Central 6 panel door up 6 moulded ashlar steps,
traceried fanlight, Doric doorcase with open pediment, flanked by
pairs of glazing bar sashes. To first floor 5 similar windows.
To second floor 5 smaller similar windows. All windows have
rubbed brick flat arched heads. The flanking pavillions contain
a single semi-circular headed glazing bar sash, set in recessed
semi-circular headed panel, with impost and band, the centre is
broken forward and open pedimented, surmounted by a small stack.
In the pediment a fan patera. In the side front a central
tripartite sash, flanked by blank openings. The rear elevation
is of 3 bays, with 2 semi-circular openings to cellar, a semi-
circular headed stair light, at mezzanine level, has pilastered
surround, keyblock and fluted console brackets. To either side
are single tripartite sashes to ground and first floors. Above
the central window a Roccoco cartouche. To the second floor a
central small glazing bar sash is flanked by single Diocletian
windows. Interior. Full height bow fronted panelled cupboard in
butler's pantry. Stick baluster back stair. Kitchen has 3 wide
basket arches. Main stair is stick baluster having wreathed
mahogany rail with entasia star. Dentillated cornices. Stair
hall arch. Front rooms have Adam style fireplace surrounds with
fluted pilasters, wreathes, vases, shepherd scenes, and
contemporary cornices. Wide archway, with fluted pilasters,
garlanded on the underside, in left hand room. 6 panel doors and
shutters throughout. The site is moated and was the site of a
medieval manor, belonging to the Cressy family. The later house
of 1695 was built for Sir Henry Heron.
Listing NGR: TF2240430479
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Source: English Heritage
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