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Grimblethorpe Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gayton Le Wold, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3608 / 53°21'38"N

Longitude: -0.1419 / 0°8'30"W

OS Eastings: 523747

OS Northings: 386484

OS Grid: TF237864

Mapcode National: GBR WYGK.2Z

Mapcode Global: WHHJQ.SSLF

Entry Name: Grimblethorpe Hall

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 195280

Location: Gayton Le Wold, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN11

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

Civil Parish: Gayton le Wold

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

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Listing Text

GAYTON LE WOLD GRIMBLETHORPE
TF 28 NW
6/28 Grimblethorpe
9.3.67 Hall
G.V. II*

Small country house. c,1620 with mid C19 alterations and
addition. Red brick in English bond with ashlar dressings, slate
roof with stone coped gables, 4 wall and single ridge stacks, all
with diamond set shafts and dentillated cornices. U-plan. 2
storey with attics and cellars, 8 bay principal east front having
moulded plinth, single collared pilasters with moulded bases
divide each bay, and these are doubled at the ends. 8 paired C19
lights to ground floor having plain sashes in chamfered surrounds
and divided by mullions. To first floor are 7 similar windows,
one having been blocked. Above the upper windows are C19
segmental brick arches. Gable elevations have slightly
projecting pairs of flues and moulded brick string courses. The
chimneys are linked by plain parapets. To the rear are 2
slightly projecting paired bays to the ends, and in the right
hand bay is evidence that the early windows had segmental brick
relieving arches. The stair is lit by 3 ascending cross
mullioned windows with leaded iron casement lights. To left is a
C19 service block. Interior retains early C17 oak staircase
which rises in 4 flights around 3 sides of the oblong stair hall.
It has large square rusticated newels with obelisk finials
surmounted by large balls and obelisk balusters. The landing
gallery balustrade has a panelled base which is ornamented at
ceiling level with strapwork. The left hand room has full height
early C17 oak panelling sub-divided by Ionic pilasters. The
dentillated frieze has strapwork and bead design. The chimney
piece has single flanking Doric columns with zigzag to the
capitals, the mantle is surmounted by 2 eared and shouldered
panels having dog and griffin scrolls, broken pediments with
cartouches over, with 3 Ionic columns supporting the strapwork
frieze. The door to the adjacent room has a timber overthrow
containing a central human face flanked by birds. The central
room has full height and three quarter height panelling divided
by Doric pilasters and panelled doors with scrolled cartouches
over. On the first floor are 2 oak overmantles, one having fluted
pilasters, eared and shouldered panels with cartouches, scrolled
decoration based on human heads, and C17 Delft tiles, the other
plainer but having a pair of perspective styled arches on the
panels. It is possible that the house was built for the
financier, Sir Ralph Maddestone, known to have held Grimblethorpe
at the end of the C16.


Listing NGR: TF2374786484

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