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Winthorpe Hall, Winthorpe

Description: Winthorpe Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 242699

OS Grid Reference: SK8121856578
OS Grid Coordinates: 481218, 356578
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1002, -0.7884

Location: Gainsborough Road, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NN

Locality: Winthorpe
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG24 2NN

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Listing Text


1/65 Winthorpe Hall
G.V. II*

Country house, c.1760. Begun for Dr. Robert Taylor of Newark, completed
for Roger Pocklington, the Newark banker. Probably to designs by John Carr
of York. With a C19 addition to the east. Ashlar and brick with a hipped
slate roof with lead flashing. 3 ashlar stacks, modillion cornice. Set
on a plinth with thick plain band topping basement. 2½ storeys, 5 bays.
The centre pedimented bay is slightly wider and projects slightly. The south'
front has a basement of rusticated ashlar with a central blocked doorway flanked
by single blocked windows, all with keystones. Each of the outer bays has a
single glazing bar sash with splayed lintel and keystone. There is a central
free standing rusticated perron on a plinth with central arch, giving access
to the now blocked doorway. The perron, with iron railings leads to the central
venetian doorway of the main floor. There is a double half glazed door with
traceried fanlight under a moulded arch flanked by single pilasters, single
glazing bar sashes with ballustrade under and further single pilasters. The
pilasters support moulded architraves, with the arch springing from their inner
edges. Each of the outer bays has a single glazing bar sash with lintel and
keystone flush with the wall. The outer bays of the top floor have similar,
smaller sashes. The central bay has a single venetian window, with lintels
and keystones flush with the wall. In the centre is an oeil de boeuf with glazing
bars. The C19 2 storey, 2 bay extension to the east has an ashlar basement
and is brick above. The roof, with gable ashlar stack dated 1886, is hidden
by a parapet with moulded cornice. There are 2 glazing bar sashes to each
floor, those to the basement are smaller. The west facade has a 3 storey
canted bay, with main floor sill band. The basement has 3 arched glazing bar
sashes with lintels and projecting keystones. The main floor has 2 glazing
bar sashes with lintels and keystones and a central arched and traceried glazing
bar sash. The top floor has 3 glazing bar sashes with lintels and keystones
flush with the wall. The north facade has a central canted bay corresponding
to that of the west apart from the basement windows which are square headed.
There are 2 bays either side, each floor having a glazing bar sash, apart from
the basement which has an off-centre east doorway. The east facade has a
Venetian window lighting the interior staircase. Variaus features such as
urns and dormers were removed during recent restoration. Interior; 3 flight
return, early C18 style, main staircase with 3 plain ballusters with knops per
tread, with decorated' carved tread ends. Entrance hall with dcric columned
fireplace, ionic screen and modillion cornice. Saloon with late ciB decorated
plaster ceiling, stone fireplace with ionic columns supporting a broken pediment
containing a shell disgorging fruit. All ground floor door cases are moulded,
mostly with pediments and panelled mahogany doors. The back stone staircase
runs from basement to attic and has an iron ballustrade.

Listing NGR: SK8121856578

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Source: English Heritage

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