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Osberton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Worksop East, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.3123 / 53°18'44"N

Longitude: -1.0603 / 1°3'37"W

OS Eastings: 462702

OS Northings: 379894

OS Grid: SK627798

Mapcode National: GBR PZ14.7C

Mapcode Global: WHFGD.P08K

Plus Code: 9C5W8W6Q+WV

Entry Name: Osberton Hall

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 241332

Location: Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S81

County: Nottinghamshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Worksop East

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Scofton with Osberton

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/09/2016.

SK 67 NW

RETFORD ROAD (north side),
Osberton Hall




Country house. C18, remodelled by William Wilkins, 1806, for F.
F. Foljambe; top floor to service wing by A. Poynter, 1848;
porte cochere, west wing, and remodelling of interior, 1872-1880
by William Burn and John MacVicar Anderson for F. G. Foljambe;
alterations to service wing by G. M. T. Foljambe c.1970. Brick,
stuccoed, with hipped slate roofs. Ashlar dressings; first
floor and sill bands, rusticated quoins, moulded cornice and
plain parapet. 2 storeys plus attics, 7 bays. Main south west
front has 2 facades; house, to right has symmetrical front with
central porte cochere with 2 pairs of Doric columns, 2 pairs of
flanking clustered pilasters, and antae framing doorway with
moulded eared architrave and 2 leaf panelled door, flanked by
single plain sashes with bracketed sills and eared architraves.
Flanked again by 2 plain sashes with bracketed sills, eared
architraves, pulvinated friezes and hoods. Above, projecting
central bay containing central French window, flanked by single
narrow plain sashes, and beyond, 2 further plain sashes, all with
eared architraves with keystones. Above again, moulded pediment
with Diocletian window with keystone. North west wing, to left,
has central canted 2 storey bay window with 3 plain sashes on
each floor, those on ground floor with pulvinated friezes and
hoods, those above with projecting keystones. To right, canted
extruded corner containing single French window, flanked to right
by single plain sash; above, single plain sash and to its left,
a smaller plain sash; above again, 3 pedimented dormers each
witha glazing bar sash. North west end has 2 storey canted bay
window to right, and 4 plain sashes on each floor; above, single
gabled dormer. Rear elevation has to right, projecting canted 2
storey bay window and 10 plain sashes; above, 12 plain sashes,
and above again, 8 gabled dormers. Service wing to south east,
coursed squared rubble; top floor removed and length reduced
c.1970. 2 storeys, 4 bays, one plain and 2 glazing bar sashes,
and to their right, ashlar doorcase with rebated panels; above,
4 glazing bar sashes and single roof stack. In return angle, C20
flat roofed porch, coursed squared rubble with parapet; 2
glazing bar sashes and half glazed door. At rear canted 2 storey
bay window and 6 plain sashes; above, 5 plain sashes.
INTERIOR: House has exceptionally well preserved interior, c.1880.
Entrance hall has 2 niches containing timber figures. Other rooms have moulded
cornices and architraves and Classical style fireplaces, some
with marble surrounds and kerbs. Galleried 2 storey hall has
moulded architraves, dentillated cornice, and coffered soffit to
gallery; above, coffered ceiling with coved rectangular light
well with Classical ornament. Hall has elliptical headed niches
and fitted oak display cases of birds. South-west wall has
moulded marble fireplace and kerb with large mahogany surround
with heraldic beasts carrying shields and lintel with carved
panels; cornice with egg and dart ornament. At south east end,
stairwell with modillioned lintel and 5 Ionic pilasters,
containing panelled oak open well staircase with panelled square
newels, carved and turned balusters and ball finials. Above, 3
pairs of cabled Ionic piers and 3 clustered matching pilasters,
supporting coffered ceiling with dentillated cornice and oval
domed top light with petal glazing. Gallery has balustrade
matching stairs, 3 doors and at north-west end, central organ
case flanked by single round headed doorways. Dining room has
moulded cornice with Classical ornament and grisaille panels;
south-west wall has central marble fireplace with elaborate
curved brackets and relief panels, flanked by single niches
containing busts on herms. South-east wall has segmental headed
blind arch with impost band, moulded soffit and hood mould.
Library has moulded and dentillated cornice, and is fully fitted
with oak bookcases with curved brackets to deep cornices,
containing original C19 volumes. South-west wall has central
marble fireplace and kerb with panelled oak surround and
mantelshelf in Classical style. Drawing room has deep plaster
frieze and modillioned cornice, and panelled Adam style ceiling
with central round panel flanked by single rectangular panels
with figures. North-east wall has central Classical style marble
fireplace with paired, cabled Corinthian piers, panelled frieze
and lintel and deep cornice. Above, carved and gilt overmantel
in C19 Rococo style. Sources: Pevsner, H. A. Johnson (Thoroton
Society), G. M. T. Foljambe.

Listing NGR: SK6270279893

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