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Sailgates Farmhouse and Adjoining Stable/Granary Ranges

A Grade II Listed Building in Belton, North Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5529 / 53°33'10"N

Longitude: -0.8269 / 0°49'36"W

OS Eastings: 477816

OS Northings: 406897

OS Grid: SE778068

Mapcode National: GBR QWNC.S3

Mapcode Global: WHFF5.8YHM

Entry Name: Sailgates Farmhouse and Adjoining Stable/Granary Ranges

Listing Date: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1083295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165080

Location: Belton, North Lincolnshire, DN9

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Belton

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Belton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

SE 70 NE BELTON NORTH CROFT

7/24 Sailgates Farmhouse and
adjoining stable/granary
15.7.87 ranges

- II

Farmhouse and former adjoining stable/granary ranges now forming a single dwelling. Late C18 with late C20 alterations. Red-brown brick (in Flemish bond to house). Late C20 replacement windows and doors. Pantile roofs.

Plan:
West facing range with central lobby-entry plan farmhouse to south, with farm buildings, originally including granary and stabling, extending northwards. Modern single storey extension to rear (east) not of interest.

Exterior:
Former farmhouse is 2-storey 3-bay with widened window openings. Dentilled brick eaves cornice, stone-coped gables and central ridge stack. Lower 2-storey, 2-window section adjoining to left with C20 inserted windows at first floor, dentilled brick eaves cornice. End stack to left now removed. Single-storey and attic stable/granary to left has pair of segmental arched doorways. Former inserted doorway to right now a window. Inserted C20 windows immediately below dentilled brick eaves cornice. Large brick arched opening in north gable wall inserted late 20th century.

Interior:
House retains tight winding stair rising from lobby entrance. There is a chamfered beam exposed in both downstairs rooms of the original farmhouse. The beams in the lower building to the north are late 20th century insertions.

History:
Sailgates (also known Highfield Farm, Mill Top Farm, Highfields, North Field Farm and Northcroft House) was an early coloniser of Belton open field, a relic of medieval farming practice of dividing large open fields into long individually owned or tenanted strips. The linear, north to south arrangement of the farm range was a result of the north south orientation of the strips in this part of the field. The buildings were renovated into a single dwelling in the late C20.

Assessment:
Sailgates is a good example of the local persistence of the central lobby-entry plan farmhouse. It is also of particular historical interest as part of the development the openfields of the Isle of Axholme, a nationally rare surviving medieval style field system.


Listing NGR: SE7781606897

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