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Swayfield House

A Grade II Listed Building in Swayfield, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7938 / 52°47'37"N

Longitude: -0.5313 / 0°31'52"W

OS Eastings: 499128

OS Northings: 322817

OS Grid: SK991228

Mapcode National: GBR FSY.Y6S

Mapcode Global: WHGL9.T15H

Entry Name: Swayfield House

Listing Date: 15 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1062777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 194178

Location: Swayfield, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG33

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

Civil Parish: Swayfield

Built-Up Area: Swayfield

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Swayfield St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

SWAYFIELD HIGH STREET
SK 92 SE

5/204 Swayfield House

II

House. Early C17, late C17, late C18 alterations and addition.
Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar quoins and dressings. Slate
roofs with single ridge and 2 gable stacks in ashlar with plinth
and cornices. L-plan, 3 storey, 4 bay front, the third bay is
advanced and separately gabled with chamfered plinth and first
and second floor offsets. Modillion dentillated timber cornice
to flanking bays. The off-centre C18 double doors are set in a
moulded wooden surround with open porch having flat leaded hood
on scrolled brackets. To left a glazing bar sash, to right a a
tripartite sash with beyond a further glazing bar sash. To first
floor are 3 glazing bar sashes with tripartite sash in advanced
bay. To second floor are 3 shorter glazing bar sashes with a
similar window set in a larger opening. The openings in the
advanced bay have segmental heads with keystones, other windows
have flat ashlar lintels with key blocks. In the gable end the
original steeply pitched C17 roof line can be seen. Fire
insurance plaque. At the rear is a late C18 lean-to 2 storey
servants' range and a 2 storey late C17 wing with ingle nook and
chamfered simply stopped beam. Interior retains late C18
panelled doors, shutters, and reveals. The stairs have plain
balusters with wreathed handrail and carved string. The house
plan contains 3 huge fireplaces from the C17 period, now blocked
in. In the 2 reception rooms are fine Adam fire surrounds, in
the right hand room with garlands, wheat ears, figures, central
panel depicting classical harvest scene and contemporary mirror
over, in the left hand room with vine and roundel decoration,
flanked by semi-circular headed niches. The house was possibly
a dower house to the Ancaster Estate in the C18.


Listing NGR: SK9912822817

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