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Gestingthorpe Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gestingthorpe, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0168 / 52°1'0"N

Longitude: 0.6368 / 0°38'12"E

OS Eastings: 581038

OS Northings: 238652

OS Grid: TL810386

Mapcode National: GBR QHL.KSX

Mapcode Global: VHJHT.0K0T

Entry Name: Gestingthorpe Hall

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307107

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114292

Location: Gestingthorpe, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Gestingthorpe

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Gestingthorpe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 83 NW GESTINGTHORPE THE STREET (WEST SIDE)
2/54
Gestingthorpe Hall
7.8.52

GV II*

House. C17 or earlier with later additions and alterations including early C18
red brick facing. Circa 1890 and 1910 rear extensions. Red brick faced. Red
tiled roofs left and right. 2 storeys and attics. 3 storeyed pedimented
central bay breaks forward. 2:3:2 window range of small paned vertically
sliding sashes, with aprons to first floor. Parapet and 3 stone bands.
Pilaster strips to left and right bays. Stone coping and ball finials to raised
parapet with moulded pediment breaking through. Circular cross transom window
with keystones. Central stone achievement to third floor. Central 6 panel
door. Ionic doorcase with dentilled soffits to pediment and reveal panels.
Rear wings. Full height central hall with a 2 storeyed screen of 2 Tuscan lower
and 2 plain upper columns. Very fine central staircase at rear of screen of
double twisted balusters and wreathed handrail. Balusters to screen first
floor. Contemporary panelled doors, reveal panels, dados, panelling wainscots
etc. Central chandelier. Mouldings to ceiling. Drawing room circa 1740 with
fine stucco ceiling, ornate fireplace and pedimented door surrounds. Rocaille
and Naturalistic flower decoration. Other rooms with early C17 panelling. A
fine carved overmantel and other details. The home of Captain Oates of the
Scott Antarctic Expendition 1910. Manor of Gestingthorpe. RCHM 4.


Listing NGR: TL8103838652

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