MARSTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Park and Garden

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1000986

Date first listed: 24-Jun-1985

Map

Ordnance survey map of MARSTON HALL
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Location

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County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven (District Authority)

Parish: Marston

National Grid Reference: SK 89314 43662

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

Gardens of 1.6ha surrounding C16 building.

DESCRIPTION

Marston Hall late C16, with C17 and C18 alterations and reductions.

Gardens in three areas, to south-west, south and south-east of Hall. To the front of the Hall, i.e. on the south-western side, a gravelled entrance with gate piers to the north. Open lawn with ornamental trees and shrubs to the south-west, with several outstanding aged trees on western boundary by the churchyard wall of St Mary's Church - a wych elm, thought to be 400 years old, a laburnum and two walnuts. To the south, a formal rose garden enclosed by walls and yew hedges; to the south-east (i.e. to rear of Hall) the kitchen garden. This is quartered by paths with herbaceous borders on each side. In the south-eastern corner, a gazebo, C18, with gothic facade designed 1962 by John Partridge, and with murals inside by Barbara Jones.

Owned by the Thorold family since the C14.

REFERENCES

Country Life, 9 Sept 1965, 612; 16 Sept 1965, 692. Anthony J, Gardens of Britain, 6, 1979. Pevsner N and Harris J, Lincolnshire, 1964.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 1984

Legacy System: Parks and Gardens

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