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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1062429



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Caythorpe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Sep-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 193117

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4/26 Caythorpe Court

G.V. II*

Agricultural College, formerly country house. 1899, Sir R.Blomfield. Coursed limestone and ironstone rubble, banded in parts, ashlar dressings, 4 moulded wall stacks on main block, one ridge and one gable stacks on service range at rear, slate roofs. Principal range is L-shaped with kitchen yard surrounded by service ranges on 3 sides at rear. House is in C17 style with local vernacular details; banded work, moulded string courses end steeply pitched stone coped gables with ball finials. East front has 3 storey central entrance tower of one bay flanked by recessed gabled walls of two irregular bays each,. The tower has an elaborate scheme of surface decoration which is arranged in five horizontal zones. At the base is fair faced ashlar. Above this is a zone of trompe l'oeil work and, at the top, further banded work which continues to the parapet. The tower has a plinth and two moulded string courses. The central panelled door has a moulded surround and a segmental head surmounted by a stepped hood mould with label stops containing a shield of arms with a helm flanked by elaborate florid scrolls. Above is a 4 light mullioned window with cornice. On the third floor is a further, lower, 4 light mullioned windows with a cornice which rises to a semicircle at the centre. The parapet is coped with ball finials at the angles. To the left of the tower are two tall 4 light mullioned and transomed windows with two shorter 4 light mullioned windows above; all have cornices. In the gable is a further 4 light mullioned window. To right is one single and one 3 light mullioned and transomed windows, with above a single and a two light similar windows. In the gable is a 4 light mullioned window; all have cornices. To the left of the east front and at right angles to it is a linking range between the principal rooms and the service yard to the east. This is a block of 3 bays of 2 storeys plus attics, with an open balustraded balcony at first floor level and three coped gabled roofs above.

The west (garden) front is in banded work with 3 stone coped gables. 5 bay front with projecting centre and flanking bays, 2 storeys plus attics. The off centre panelled door is flanked by to the left single 4, 5 and 6 light mullioned windows, the end one of which contains a 2 light casement with semicircular head. To the right of the door is a further similar 6 light window. On the first floor, above the door is a large 6 light mullioned window with two transomes and paired central casements with semicircular head. To the left of it are single 4,5 and 6 light windows as below, but the centre one has a cornice which rises to a semicircle over the head. To the right is a 6 light window. The gables of the projecting bays are lit by mullioned windows in a rhythm of4-3-4 lights, rind between are single 2 light dormers under tiled gables. All mullioned windows have moulded surrounds, iron casements, and cornices. The south front is of 5 irregular bays with one canted and one rectangular bay projecting. The west front of the service block is 5 bays and is single storey plus attics. The style here is different, being more 'domestic', reflecting the function. Walls are stucco with ashlar dressings and coped gabled roof. The off centre panelled door has to the right 4 two-light plain mullioned windows, and on the attic floor are 5 dormers with gabled tiled roofs and bargeboards.

Inside, an oak panelled porch leads into a spacious panelled hall with decorative plaster ceiling. The stair is also oak, in a restrained C17 style with brass newel finials. The former drawing room retains its original fireplace and panelling as well as an elaborate strapwork decorated plaster ceiling. The C17 style is continued throughout the principal rooms though the former billiard room and dining room are less well preserved.

Listing NGR: SK9575648281

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 27 Lincolnshire,

National Grid Reference: SK 95756 48281


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