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Lincoln (District Authority)
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SK 97671 71980



SK9771NE BAILGATE 1941-1/9/32 (East side) 08/10/53 No.76 County Assembly Rooms (Formerly Listed as: BAILGATE (East side) No.76 Masonic Temple)


County Assembly Rooms, now in part a Masonic Temple. 1744, with front addition and vestibule 1908 by William Watkins of Lincoln. Brick and ashlar with stone dressings and hipped pantile and slate roofs. EXTERIOR: front, Baroque Revival style, has first floor band, string course, moulded dentilled pediment and eaves, rusticated quoins, parapet and ball finials. Central rusticated square porch with cornice. Doorway with enriched keystone and pair of wrought-iron gates, under a segmental pediment containing a wreathed roundel. On either side, a round-headed window in a moulded surround, with frieze and segmental pediment. Above, a central Venetian window with glazing bars. C18 hall has cogged eaves. INTERIOR: C18 ballroom has full height Ionic pilasters, modillion cornice and panelled plaster ceiling. In each bay, a window with entablature, and above it, a smaller window with a coved architrave. All the windows have glazing bars. West end has a central pedimented doorcase, and the east end 2 similar smaller doorcases, all with fielded panelled doors. South side has a central fireplace with entablature and pedimented overmantel, fronted by a life-size female figure. Opposite is a semicircular recess with a round arch and keystone. Adjoining service room to east has an elliptical arched plaster vault. Other C18 rooms have friezes, modillion cornices, C19 fireplaces and fielded panelled doors. 1908 addition has an elliptical vestibule with a saucer dome on pendentives. Scrolled datestone over east door. Hall has Ionic pilasters, enriched cross beamed ceiling and domed oval skylight with enriched borders. Doorcases have bracketed friezes. (Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 516; Curl JS: The Victorian Facade (W Watkins & Son, Architects, Lincoln): Lincoln: 1990-: 46).

Listing NGR: SK9767171980


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Books and journals
Curl, J S , The Victorian Facade (W Watkins & Son, Architect, Lincoln), (1990), 46
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 516


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: 17 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/13361/25
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