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Statutory Address:

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East Lindsey (District Authority)
Gayton Le Wold
National Grid Reference:
TF 23747 86484


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

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Date: 03 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05658/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Harris. Source Historic England Archive
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