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The Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Billingborough, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 52.8945 / 52°53'40"N

Longitude: -0.3405 / 0°20'25"W

OS Eastings: 511734

OS Northings: 334291

OS Grid: TF117342

Mapcode National: GBR GTC.JQR

Mapcode Global: WHGKT.RH1W

Plus Code: 9C4XVMV5+QQ

Entry Name: The Old Hall

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 194236

Location: Billingborough, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG34

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Billingborough

Built-Up Area: Billingborough

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Billingborough St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TF 1034-1134 (east side)
4/22 The Old Hall
G.V. II*

Small country house, now home for the elderly. Late C16, early
C17, c.1660, early and late C18, early C19. Coursed limestone
rubble, limestone ashlar, some red brick. Collyweston tiles with
red ridge tiling, stone coped gables with ball finials and 2
large tripartite stacks, one of ashlar, one of rendered brick;
and single tall rendered brick lateral stack. Late C16 H-plan
with early C17 bay added to west; the northern U of the H
enclosed in c.1660, the southern U, in the early C18. 2 storeys
with attics and cellar, 7 bay north front with 3 gables over the
6 bays to left and small gabled early C17 bay to right. 2 lines
of quoins separate the 2 central bays from the 2 outer bays on
each side revealing their insertion into the original H plan.
Early C19 doorway to left with plain doorcase, overlight and
partially glazed door. Single mid C17 cross mullion window with
casements to left. Mid C19 canted bay window to right with 3
long glazing bar sashes divided by slender pilasters. 2 light
C17 mullion basement window to right with cross mullion window
with casements above. Mid C19 canted bay window fills the 2 bays
beyond with 3 glazing bar sashes. Early C17 4 light cavetto
mullion window to right with moulded cornice. 6 cross mullion
windows of c.1660 above with casements, and with 3 light early
C17 cavetto mullion window to right with moulded cornice and with
illegible datestone above. 3 three light mullion windows with
casements in the 3 larger gables to left. West side of early Cl7
range with single 2 light cavetto mullion window with casements
and moulded cornice. Early C18 3 storied porch to right with
early C19 lean-to addition built against it. Early C18 bolection
moulded ashlar doorcase with large raised keystone and double,
partially glazed doors. 2 three light cavetto mullion windows
above, one above the other, and both with moulded cornices.
Early C19 ground floor panelling runs southwards with 11 ogee
headed panels and a variety of casements inserted. A 3 light
cavetto mullion window above, with moulded cornice. 7 bay south
front with pair of outer gabled bays plus smaller gabled earlier
C17 bay with kneelers, to left. 2 lines of quoins separate the 3
central early C18 bays from the 2 outer bays on each side thus
revealing their insertion into an earlier H plan. Doorway to
right with C18 ashlar lintel with keystone, overlight and double,
partially glazed doors. Single glazing bar sash beyond with
segmental head with ashlar lintel and keystone. Doorway to left
with ashlar wedge lintel, overlight and partially glazed door. 2
glazing bar sashes to left with ashlar wedge lintels and 2
glazing bar sashes beyond with raised keystones. 7 glazing bar
sashes above with segmental heads and raised keystones. Moulded
eaves above central 3 bays with ashlar coped parapet above and 2
pedimented dormers with 2 light casements. outer pairs of bays
each with a single glazing bar sash in gable, with segmental head
and raised keystone. Earlier C17 bay to left set back a little
with a 4 light cavetto mullion window with casements and moulded
cornice; with a 3 light cavetto mullion window above, also with
casements and moulded cornice. Very narrow gabled bay to left
with C19 panelled ground floor and small oriel window above with
2 light mullion casement. East front with 4 bays with early C19
doorway inserted to right with traceried overlight and panelled
door leading to servants' staircase to attic rooms. 2 C18
glazing bar sashes to left with another to the right, with 2
glazing bar sashes above, all with ashlar wedge lintels. Early
C19, 2 storey red brick extension to north east with C20
fenestration. Fine heavy oak 2 flight return staircase of c.1660
with heavy turned balusters with 4 clustered round the newel and
thickly moulded handrail. Fielded panelled walls. Hall doorway
with C17 oak doorcase with broken pediment, eared, moulded
architrave and later panelled door. 3 early C18 doorways on
first floor with bolection moulded doorcases and panelled doors.
Mid C17 stone fireplace in drawing room with flat head, chamfered
corners, quite flat profile and C20 bracketed stone mantlepiece.

Listing NGR: TF1173434291

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