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Syerston Hall and Attached Outbuilding and Garden Wall, Syerston

Description: Syerston Hall and Attached Outbuilding and Garden Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 242040

OS Grid Reference: SK7391047917
OS Grid Coordinates: 473910, 347917
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0235, -0.8995

Location: A46, Syerston, Nottinghamshire NG23 5NL

Locality: Syerston
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG23 5NL

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Listing Text

SK 74 NW DRIVE (south side)
Syerston Hall and
attached outbuild-
16.1.67 ing and garden
Country house and attached outbuilding and garden wall. 1793-6
for the Fillinghams, agents of the Duke of Rutland, with 1812
extensions to the rear. Red brick, some ashlar. Hipped slate
roofs. Modillion eaves cornices with blocking course. Set on a
plinth. First floor band. South/entrance front with 2 red brick
ridge stacks. 2 storeys plus basement, 5 bays. Basement has 4
blocked openings under segmental arches. Central doorway 5 steps
up. Doric columned porch with fluted frieze, dentil cornice and
dentil pediment. Glazing bar and panelled door with glazed
ornamental overlight. Either side are 2 glazing bar sashes with
5 similar sashes above. The east front of 3 bays has a single
similar basement opening to the left. Central early C19 2 storey
polygonal bay with 3 glazing bar sashes. Either side are single
similar sashes. Above are 4 similar sashes with, to the left, a
single recessed panel with painted glazing bars. The west front
has a single similar basement opening on the left. On the ground
and first floors are single blind recessed panels with single
glazing bar sashes to the left. Projecting from the left of this
front is a 2 storey single bay range with single red brick stack.
Doorway with panelled door, glazing bar overlight and flush wedge
brick lintel. Over is a single glazing bar sash. Further left,
setback slightly, is a lower 2 storey, 3 bay range with single
ridge and large rear red brick stacks. 3 glazing bar sashes with
3 small glazing bar sashes above. Further left and set back is a
brick and ashlar coped porch with arched side entrance. 1812
rear wing of 2 storeys, 6 bays. To the right of the doorway is
the entrance to the basement under a segmental arch. Doorway, 3
steps up, with panelled door and glazing bar fanlight, flanked by
single reeded pilasters and brackets with patera supporting an
open dentil pediment. To the left are 2 glazing bar sashes and
to the right 3 glazing bar sashes. Above are 5 glazing bar
sashes. To the right, slightly set back, is a lower 2 storey
single bay wing with 6 fielded panelled door and overlight with
flush wedge brick lintel. Above is a single small glazing bar
sash. Projecting from the right is a 2 storey, 3 bay wing with
single ridge red brick stack. 2 glazing bar sashes with single
recessed blind panel to the right. Above 2 small glazing bar
sashes and single similar smaller panel to the right. All
windows and blind panels with flush wedge brick lintels. The
side wall of this range has a very small square fixed light, to
the right is a segmental arched doorway with double plank door
and wood and glazed over panel, further right and traversing both
floors is a single round arched glazing bar sash and on the far
right a single wooden panel with flush wedge brick lintel. Above
is a single recessed blind panel and to the right a single
glazing bar casement both with flush wedge brick lintels.
Projecting from the right of this front is an ashlar coped brick
wall with central outbuilding, set on a plinth. Single storey
outbuilding with pyramidal slate roof slightly projects, having
an enlarged doorway. To the left is a single doorway with plank
door under segmental arch with 2 similar doorways and doors to
the right. Attached to the right is the stable block, listed as
a separate item. Attached to the west front and extending from
behind the west porch is an ashlar coped wall, this terminates
after 8 metres in a single ashlar coped pier. Projecting from
this wall and curving round is a further similar wall,
terminating in a similar smaller pier. To the right of the pier
is an arched entrance with small ashlar keystone. The wall
further extends behind the curve for 30 metres northwards then
for 43 metres westwards, being occasionally stepped, it curves
round and extends a further 5 metres southwards. The north wall
is broken by a segmental archway flanked by single ashlar coped
brick piers. Interior of archway has a doorway with plank door
on the right side. The west wall is broken by an arched doorway
with plank door and small keystone. Interior has good late C18
details including open newel stair, cantilevered from the wall
with simple carved tread ends and stick balusters. Elliptical
roof light over. Dining room with marble fireplace and acanthus
ceiling centre. Drawing room with marble fireplace, cornice
decorated with acanthus leaves, flutes and small patera. Morning
room cornice decorated with acanthus leaves and stylised flowers.
Decorative fireplace with outer Corinthian pilasters and frieze
decorated with figures. Servants hall with some early wooden
panelling. First floor with some plain marble fireplaces, single
bedroom with dentil cornice. Summers, Norman. Syerston Hall.
Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 1970. Vol.74.

Listing NGR: SK7391047917

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Source: English Heritage

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