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Gonalston Hall, Gonalston

Description: Gonalston Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 242012

OS Grid Reference: SK6810647633
OS Grid Coordinates: 468106, 347633
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0217, -0.9861

Location: Gonalston, Nottinghamshire NG14 7JA

Locality: Gonalston
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG14 7JA

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Listing Text

SK 64 NE
(north side)
Gonalston Hall
Small country house. Early C19 hunting lodge, enlarged and
remodelled by T. C. Hine 1850 for John Francklin, then Sheriff of
Nottingham. Some later C19 and early C20 extensions, some late
C19 wings subsequently demolished. Blue lias, ashlar, red
brick. Slate roofs. West front by Hine of blue lias with ashlar
dressings and quoins. 2 storeys plus attic, 3 bays. To the
left is the attached circular tower of 4 stages with conical roof
with copper tiles, topped with a weather vane. The right 2
storey projecting polygonal single bay with an ashlar coped
parapet. Having a single tripartite cross casement to the front,
a single casement in the right side and a doorway in the left
side with glazed door, both with single transoms. Over the
lintel is a moulded band with similar band extending under the
sill. To the left is a chamfered arched ashlar doorway
with decorativekeystone having a glazing bar door with glazing
bar marginal lights and glazing bar fanlight. To the left is a 2
storey single projecting bay. Single tripartite cross casement
with single moulded bands extending below the sill and above the
lintel, the latter extending across the tower. Above right is a
single casement similar to that below with moulded band extending
under the sill. To the left is a single tripartite casement
with single transom, each light is arched and cusped. Further
left is a single tripartite casement with single transom and
single moulded bands below the sill and above the lintel, the
latter extending across the tower. Above right is a single small
traceried light with hood mould and decorative label stops,
ashlar coped gable over. To the left is a single ashlar trefoil
with similar smaller gable over and decorative finial. Further
left is a single ashlar quatrefoil with similar gable over. The
tower is set on a low plinth and has 2 arched and cusped lights
each with continuous hood mould extending from the main front.
Above is a 5 bay open ashlar arcade with colonnettes, cusped
arches, continuous hood mould and 6 human head label stops. The
roof has 4 wood and copper lucarnes. Further left set back is
a 3 storey 2 bay red brick heightened early C19 wing with left
red brick gable stack, embattled parapet and band extending
under. Doorway with single glazing bar double door, glazing bar
marginal lights and glazing bar overlight. To the left is a
doorway with similar door and overlight. Above is a single sash
and to the left a single double sash. First and ground floor
openings are under cambered arches. On the top floor are 2
glazing bar casements under segmental arches. Projecting from
the left is an ashlar coped brick wall with doorway. To the left
is a slightly projecting and higher, slate coped, brick wall and
further left the shaped, brick coped gable of an outbuilding.
The south front by Hine of blue lias with ashlar quoins and
dressings. Single projecting ashlar stack to the left with 3
octagonal shafts, moulded cornice to the left. Raised ashlar
coped gables. Set on a plinth with chamfered ashlar band over.
2 storeys, 3 bays. The right single bay slightly projects, is
gabled and has a single quadripartite cross casement with single
moulded bands extending under the sill and over the lintel. The
central single bay also slightly projects and is gabled with
smaller gable. There are no ground floor openings. The outer
left bay projects, being the external stack. Single fixed light
with 3 quatrefoils over, under a shaped arch. Above right is a
single similar smaller window to that below, to the left is a
single oriel window supported on 4 ashlar brackets and with lead
roof, having a single tripartite cross window with arched and
cusped lights both above and below the transom. Single moulded
bands extend above the brackets and below the sill. The left bay
is graded inwards and is narrower at first floor level. There
is a single arched and cusped light. The apex of the right gable
has a single decorative circular ashlar opening. All openings to
the Hine wings with ashlar surrounds. East/entrance front
refronted mid C20 has a doorway with C20 door and decorative C18
fanlight from Campsall Hall, Yorkshire. To the right, set back,
are the early C19 wings, heightened early C20 and with altered
openings. Attached to the right and projecting are the remains
of the single storey stable block. Interior. T. C. Hine wings
have good contemporary details including cornices, ceiling
centres and some fireplaces. Single room with late C18 fireplace
from Campsall Hall. First floor hall has arched ceiling with
wooden beams simulating vaulting.

Listing NGR: SK6810647633

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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