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Beesthorpe Hall and Attached Cottage, Caunton

Description: Beesthorpe Hall and Attached Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 242740

OS Grid Reference: SK7299060475
OS Grid Coordinates: 472990, 360475
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1364, -0.9104

Location: Caunton, Nottinghamshire NG23 6AU

Locality: Caunton
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG23 6AU

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/37 Beesthorpe Hall
and attached
11-8-61 cottage


Country house. C17.. Remodelled and stuccoed 1770-71. Single
storey right wing, 1809. Single storey left wing 1815. Brick
and dressed stone, stuccoed, with hipped and gabled plain tile
and slate roofs. Plinth, first floor and eaves bands, coped
parapets and gables with ball finials and urns. 3 side wall and
4 ridge stacks. 3 and 2 storeys. Central block with 3 storey
and single storey wings in the arrangement 3/2/3/2/3 bays. Main
east front has recessed central bay with pedimented Doric porch
containing 8 panelled door. flanked by single glazing bar
sashes. Beyond, in wings, 2 similar full height sashes. Beyond
again, 3 similar full height sashes. Above, 7 glazing bar
sashes. Above again, a pair of pedimented dormers with glazing
bar casements, flanked by single glazing bar sashes. To right,
adjoining C19 cottage, 2 storey, 2 bays, has a single glazing bar
sash on each floor. To right again, C19 slated lean-to porch
with panelled door. South front has 4 French windows with
glazing bar overlights. Rear elevation has recessed central bay
with flanking wings and to left, stair turret. Recessed bay has
2 C20 lean-to additions with a half-glazed door. To left, C20
lean-to addition with a casement. To its right, 4 glazing bar
sashes and to right again, plain sash in turret, with segmental
head. To right again, single glazing bar sash and a French
window with overlight. Above to left, 3 glazing bar sashes,
plain sash in turret, with segmental head, and to right again, 3
glazing bar sashes. Above again, to left, dormer with segmental
head, and to right, glazing bar sash and a hatch. To right
again, another dormer with segmental head, and to its right, a
Yorkshire sash. Cottage, to left, has to left a glazing bar sash
and panelled door with overlight. Above, a C20 casement.
Outside, C19 lead water pump with C20 wood case and curved handle
with acorn end. Interior has central entrance hall with
cantilevered stair with landing, fretted strings, fluted newels,
turned balusters and ramped scrolled handrail. Rear stair has
square newels and turned balusters. Drawing room has deep
foliate cornice, possibly C17, and C19 plaster ceiling. Other
principal rooms have moulded chair rails and cornices, 4 moulded
C19 marble fireplaces, reeded doorcases and panelled doors. Main
bedroom and dressing room have full height timber panelling and
moulded cornices. 10 C18 2-panel doors, 2 plank doors.
Principal rafter roof with tenoned collars and purlins.

Listing NGR: SK7299060475

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Source: English Heritage

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