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

East Lindsey (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 22217 58000


TF 25 NW and CONINGSBY HIGH STREET TF 2258-2358 (south side)

6/4 and 11/4 Church Close 20.5.69

G.V. I

Incorrectly shown as Rectory on OS Map. Former rectory, now house. C14, C15, with C16 addition and C18 alterations, C19 alterations and additions. Partly timber framed, cased in C19 yellow Kirkby brick, C15 red brick and C19 yellow brick, some ashlar dressings. Slate roofs, some with raised brick coped gables. Single tall ridge, wall and triple valley brick stacks. C14 aisled hall of 2 bays, stack inserted in C16, C15 cross parlour wing, 2 storey plus garrets, irregular 7 bay front, the bay third from left projects and is gabled. Both ends are of C19 yellow brick, the centre bays are in red brick. Off-centre C20 door in C19 chamfered brick surround with segmental arch having to right a C16 single fixed light with 4 centred arched head. To the right again a C20 window in a single storey gabled projection. To left of door is a glazing bar sash with segmental brick head,a panelled door covered by a C20 gabled wooden porch with beyond a further glazing bar sash. To first floor are 3 glazing bar sashes, a blank opening and a 3 light cross mullioned wooden window, a single C16 light and a plain sash. In the garrets are 2 two light casements, one leaded and a small C19 fixed light. Inside the moulded base cruck truss of the hall survives with octagonal capitals and bases, carved human head decorations and a grotesque mask to the apex of the vault, all of the best quality. Above the hall is a crown post roof with cusped braces. This hall was built in circa 1345 by the then rector William Hillary. The timber framed cross wing was added in 1350-1463, and cased in brick by John Croxby, rector, in 1463. The original two bay crown-post roof survives and has a plain post linked by substantial tension braces to a cambered tie beam and concave braces from the post to the collar purlin. During the C16 the hall was chambered over and an axial chimney stack inserted backing onto the screens passage and in the C18, a stair was also contrived in the hall space. The later history of the house is well documented, beginning with William Skelton's probate inventory of 1602 as well as a run of terriers after 1606. In 1729 the living of the parish passed to the poet Laureate, Laurance Eusden, who after a drunken and scandalous career died here the following year. In 1751, the Welsh poet John Dyer became rector until his death in 1757; he was probably responsible for the full height mid C18 panelling in the parlour. Source: 'The Medieval Parsonage House, Coningsby, Lincolnshire' by M. W. Barley et al, Antiquaries Journal.

Listing NGR: TF2221758000


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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: 07 Jan 2005
Reference: IOE01/13396/23
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