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Kelham Hall, Kelham

Description: Kelham Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 242751

OS Grid Reference: SK7737255551
OS Grid Coordinates: 477372, 355551
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0916, -0.8461

Location: Home Farm Close, Kelham, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

(East Side)
7/48 Kelham Hall
(formerly listed as
13-6-73 Kelham Theological College)


The penultimate sentence shall be deleted. (The list was previously amended in
respect of this entry by the third amendment, dated 2 May 1990.)



(east side)

7/48 Kelham Hall
(formerly listed
as Kelham Theolo-
13-6-73 gical College)

G.V. I

Country house. Gothic revival style. 1859-61 By (Sir) George
Gilbert Scott for John Manners-Sutton. Incorporates service
range, 1844-46 by A. Salvin for the same client. Service range
in Renaissance revival style. Brick and ashlar with ashlar
dressings, gabled, hipped and pyramidal slate roofs. Fireproof
design with iron and concrete structure. Moulded and chamfered
plinths, sill and lintel bands, machiolated and moulded eaves,
moulded balustrades with some crocketed finials, coped gables. 4
side wall and 4 ridge stacks grouped and with decorative brick
and ashlar caps. Polychrome brick bands, opening heads and
diaper work. Windows are lancets, mostly with shafts with
foliate capitals and hood moulds, and mullioned and transomed
casements, some with shafts. Some panelled and shouldered
architraves. Glazing is plain sashes or plate glass casements.
All facades are asymmetrical. 3 storeys plus attics. 9 bays
wide by 3 bays deep. Irregular L-plan with spinal corridors.
Main west front has 4 bay central block flanked to left by square
tower with extruded corner tower to its left. To right, gabled
projecting wing and to its left, gabled extruded corner. Tower
to left has a triple lancet. To its right, central block has
square corner bay window to left, with a triple lancet. In
return angle, a double lancet. To right, 3 buttresses and 3
double lancets; to their right, 2 larger, double lancets. To
right again, 2 shouldered casements. Projecting wing has a 2
storey canted bay window with 4 lancets. Above, to left, a
casement and a double lancet. In return angle, a casement and a
lancet. To right, 4 mullioned casements and 2 transomed
casements. To right again, 3 casements. Above again, to left, a
casement and a transomed double lancet. In return angle, a
transomed double lancet, and to right, 5 gabled dormers with
casements. To right again, a double lancet. Above again, to
left a casement and a transomed double lancet. In return angle,
a transomed double lancet, and to right, 5 gabled dormers with
casements. To right again, a double lancet. Above again, to
left, a casement. South front has central projecting gabled bay
and to right, projecting square tower, 3 stages. To left,
corbelled stack and 2 double casements. Projecting bay, to
right, has a triple lancet. To right again, central buttress
flanked by single paired lancets. Above, to left, a mullioned
and transomed lancet, and to right a triple lancet. To right
again, a canted oriel window with 3 double lancets. Above,
again, to left, a flat roofed dormer and to right a gable with
double casement. To right again, a pair of transomed double
lancets. East front has to left, projecting tower, and to right,
a projecting 3 bay wing. To right again, square clock tower, 5
stages. To left, 2 double lancets. Central block has 3
buttresses and off-centre external stack. To left, 2 large
leaded casements with traceried openings, and to right, a square
headed triple lancet with central French window. Projecting
wing, to right, has 2 bay arcade with paired central piers, and
to right, a triple lancet. Above, to left, 2 double lancets. To
right, 2 double lancets, and to right again, 3 double lancets in
square headed reveals. Above again, to left, 2 transomed double
lancets, and to right, 6 gabled dormers with double casements.
Clock tower has 4 projecting gabled crocketed dormers, each with
a blank clock space. Above, square bell turret with 4 cusped
head openings and spire with finial. To north, carriage court
and main entrance. Carriage court has to west 4 bay irregular
arcade with glazed or blocked openings. Square domed leaded
roof. Service range, brick with ashlar dressings, patterned and
plain tile roofs. Chamfered plinth, some dentillated eaves,
moulded coped gables with kneelers. 2 and 3 storeys, 10 bays
wide by 7 bays deep, with square courtyard to east and projecting
wings to west. 5 ridge, 3 gable and 3 side wall stacks, mostly
grouped. Windows are mainly mullioned and transomed casements
with leaded glazing or iron glazing bars. North front has to
left a C20 2 storey flat roofed addition. To its right, 2
casements and to right again, projecting carriage entry with
flanking brick piers, ashlar quoins, and stepped head. Flanked
to left by a casement and to right by 2 casements. Beyond, to
right, 2 doorways, that to left blocked. Above, to left, large
casement and to right, 4 smaller casements. Buttressed kitchen
building, to west again, has 4 leaded casements. Office
building, to west again, has 2 cellar openings with segmental
heads and 3 casements with a single light to their left. Above,
4 casements. West gable has a single casement on each floor.
East front has 5 C20 casements and to their right, 2 C19 metal
casements. Above, 7 stone and timber mullioned casements. South
front has gable ends off-centre and to right. To left, a
casement, and to its right, a C20 mullioned and transomed
casement. Above, to left, projecting gabled cross-eaves dormer
with shouldered coped gable and mullioned casement. Off-centre
gable has corbelled external stack with cornices, 2 scrolled
brackets and 2 blank panels. Gable to right has stepped-head
mull ioned casement with scrolled strapwork finial above.
Intermediate stepped boundary wall has scrolled brackets at
changes of level. Inside courtyard, C19 and C20 buildings with
mullioned and transomed casements and some chamfered doorways.
Interior has principal rooms and corridors with rib vaults.
Other rooms have brick and iron barrel vaults. Carriage court
has a 3 bay arcade on each side and vaulted aisles on south, east
and west. Paired columns with carved bases and naturalistic
capitals and corbels. Roof has heavy diagonal timber ribs with
nailhead. To south, main doorway of 3 orders with shafts, cove
and roll moulded round head and blank panel in tympanum. To its
right, square headed moulded doorway to business room, and to
left, 3 lancets. Main stairwell, to north, has cantilevered
stone staircase with landings and corbelled string carrying
twisted iron balusters. Ramped and scrolled brass and timber
handrail. Landings to east carried on pierced girders with
pierced spandrels. Vaulted panelled timber roof with moulded
ribs and foliate boss. Music Hall has to west a 6 bay arcade
with 3 granite piers with naturalistic capitals and cable moulded
arches with hood moulds. Above, triforium arcade with paired
marble shafts, naturalistic capitals and cusped arches.
Naturalistic wrought iron balustrade with brass handrail. To
west,vaulted aisle with square responds, and to south, a pair of
elaborate traceried panelled doors. Triforium has 2 pairs of
similar doors. Music Hall has to north and south large roll
moulded doorways, and to east, central ashlar fireplace, with
paired flanking columns and foliate capitals, and carved
corbelled hood including stencilled motto and blank shield.
Elaborate painted, stencilled and gilt decoration throughout.
Adjoining drawing room has similar decoration. Vault has central
iron column with flanking marble shafts and iron foliate
decoration. South and west walls have double cusped headed
fitted mirrors in moulded frames. West side has inlaid marble
fireplace with flanking shafts with cable moulded andcrocketed
mantelshelf. Above, shouldered mantel mirror with floral and
foliate surround and cresting. Cedar room has panelling up to
impost level and doorways with flanking octagonal piers and
billeted cresting. Moulded ashlar and marble fireplace.
Overmantel mirror with cable moulded frame. Dining room has to
north a blocked opening with foliate capitals and band with good
naturalistic carving. Incomplete ashlar fireplace with foliate
capitals and frieze. Library has Tudor arched and pointed arched
vaults and to west, a 2 bay arcade with central granite pier.
Bay window to west has panelled plaster ceiling. Chapel has
vault with moulded ribs, 3 window openings with shafts, and
windows with patterned stained glass. Business room has fitted
moulded bookcases and ashlar fireplace with marble shafts. First
floor corridor has cusped moulded opening at north end and staff
moulded vault. Doors have shouldered and staff moulded
architraves or segmental heads. Panelled doors. South east
tower has cantilevered iron winder stair with landings, pierced
strings, scrolled balusters, ramped handrail and stone treads.
Second floor corridor has plain vault and roll moulded square
headed doorways with cambered lintels. Several chamfered and
roll moulded ashlar fireplaces. C20 monastic additions not
included in the listing. Sources: Pevsner, N.: Girouard, M,
The Victorian Country House: Bennet, F. & Stobbs, G. Kelham
Hall, a Family and a House.

Listing NGR: SK7737255551

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Source: English Heritage

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