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

Lincoln (District Authority)
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SK 97983 71758



SK9771NE POTTERGATE 1941-1/9/310 (East side) 08/10/53 No.5 St Mary's School


House, now a school. C14 and C15, remodelled c1760, raised and extended early C19, with rear addition c1910. Dressed stone and brick, with stone dressings and gabled and hipped slate roofs. 4 brick side wall stacks, plus a medieval round side wall stack. EXTERIOR: chamfered string course to main block, chamfered plinth to south end, single coped gable. Main block, 3 storeys, 5 bays, double range plan, has 2-storey wings. Slightly projecting off-centre bay with a chamfered stone doorcase, 6-panel door and overlight. To its left, 2 plain sashes, and beyond, 2 larger glazing bar sashes. To the right, a glazing bar sash. Above the door, and to its right, single margin light sashes. To the left, a smaller sash, and beyond, 2 larger sashes with glazing bars. All these windows have splayed lintels. Above again, 3 glazing bar sashes, and an off-centre blank panel. Left wing, c1820, single bay, has parapet. Single glazing bar sash, and above it, a 2-light casement. Right wing has parapet, and 2 glazing bar sashes with joggled lintels on each floor. In the parapet, 2 blank panels. Above again, an off-centre gabled dormer, late C19. INTERIOR has an outstanding and rare Palmyrene plaster ceiling, mid C18, probably by Sir William Chambers. Panelled entrance hall with mid C18 cantilever wooden dogleg stair with landings, vase and stem balusters (3 per tread), and ramped scrolled handrail. The landing is carried on a moulded beam and Doric piers. Segmental vaulted cellar, C15, with chamfered ribs. From c1400 till c1726. this building formed a single property with No.4 Pottergate (qv). (Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 491-492; Jones S: The Survey of Ancient Houses in Lincoln: Lincoln: 1984-: 74-95; Report and overall assessment of listable quality: Hewlings R: Secular properties..... in Lincoln Minster Close: London: 1987-).

Listing NGR: SK9798371758


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Books and journals
Hewlings, R, Secular properties in Lincoln Minster Close, (1987)
Jones, , Major, , Varley, , The Survey of Ancient Houses in Lincoln (1st fascicule), (1984), 74-95
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 491-492


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: 27 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/12465/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terence G. Onyon. Source Historic England Archive
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