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Statutory Address:

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East Lindsey (District Authority)
South Ormsby cum Ketsby
National Grid Reference:
TF 36732 75520


SOUTH ORMSBY CUM KETSBY off MAIN STREET TF 37 NE (west side) 1/28 South Ormsby Hall 3.2.67 G.V. II*

Country house. C17, but largely rebuilt 1752-5 by James Paine, for the Massingberd-Mundy family. Enlarged and altered c.1803 by P. Atkinson, altered C19 and C20. Red brick in Flemish bond, with ashlar dressings, hipped slate roof with lead dressings behind brick parapet. 2 storey plus basement, 3 bay entrance front, with advanced facetted central bay. The original Paine design had a huge pediment the full width of the front. This was removed C19 when a third storey was added. This was removed c.1920 when the present brick parapet was built. Ashlar coped plinth, first floor cill band and parapet band. Central half glazeddoor with semi-circular arch covered by ashlar Roman Doric porch of 1803, with fluted frieze. The sides of the central bay contain single glazing bar sashes with cornices. It is flanked by single 3 light tripartite C19 sashes with fluted friezes, replacing the original Venetian windows, set in the original semi-circular headed niches. To the first floor are 5 glazing bar sashes with flat brick arches, 2 are set in the facetted sides of the central bay. The left hand garden front is of 4 bays, with the right hand bay being canted, with glazing bar sashes to each side. The remaining 3 bays have tall sashes with deep cills, sitting on an ashlar plinth course. The basement and first floor have glazing bar sashes in a similar pattern. Interior. Entrance hall has classical busts on brackets, flanked by garlands, dentillated cornice and fireplace on scrolled brackets with egg and dart mouldings. In the Dining Room is full height plaster panelling. In the Drawing Room a fine Roccoco ceiling with centre piece of musical instruments with scrolls of flowers and garlands. Decorated joinery, marble fireplace with central rustic panel. Geometric square stair with well, moulded handrail and beaded moulding, to newels also, large balusters with fluted tops and heavily moulded knops, carved string. To landing guilloche surround, semi-circular headed niches and rectangular insets. Library of 1803 phase with fluted pilasters and guilloche moulding to shelves, fine grisaille panels above. Panelled doors, reveals, overdoors and cornices, throughout. Source: Nattes drawing of 1793 in Banks Collection. Country Life, March 1969.

Listing NGR: TF3673275520


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'Country Life' in March, (1969)


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: 28 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03666/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Scarbro. Source Historic England Archive
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