This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1168232



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

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: North Witham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Jan-1987

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 193360

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


NORTH WITHAM LOBTHORPE LANE SK 92 SW (north side) 8/121 The Old Black Bull 19.2.52 (formerly listed as Bull Farmhouse) II Former coaching inn, now house. c.1731 with late C18 alterations and c.1800 extension. Red brick with ashlar quoins and dressings, coursed limestone rubble to rear, with ashlar dressings. Mansard slate roofs with raised stone coped gables, single gable and 2 ridge red brick stacks. Parallel ranges plan. 2 storey with attics, 6 bay front, first floor band, rusticated quoins, moulded eaves course. Off-centre panelled door with Gothick overlight in moulded stone architrave, pulvinated frieze and cornice flanked by pairs of windows, with beyond, to the right, a further panelled door with plain overlight. To first floor are 5 windows and to right a single glazing bar sash having ashlar lintel with keyblock. All other windows are plain sashes with serpentine lintels and incised keyblocks. Between second and third windows is an ashlar sundial. In the roof are 5 flat dormers with plain sashes and leaded cheeks. Rear range is in stone and added c.1800. Interior central room contains dado panelling and corner cupboard with semi-circular headed double door and fluted key. Room on left has Adam style fireplace with early C18 eared stone surround. Dogleg staircase with 2 turned and knopped balusters per tread and carved string. Cribb the boxer stayed here the night before the last bare fisted fight in this country, between Cribb and Molyneaux at the Thistleton Gap.

Listing NGR: SK9381821269

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: SK 93818 21269


© Crown Copyright and database right 2017. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1168232 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 18-Oct-2017 at 06:45:00.

End of official listing