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Morton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Morton, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.414 / 53°24'50"N

Longitude: -0.7805 / 0°46'49"W

OS Eastings: 481151

OS Northings: 391491

OS Grid: SK811914

Mapcode National: GBR QXZY.TW

Mapcode Global: WHFFY.ZGH3

Plus Code: 9C5XC679+HQ

Entry Name: Morton House

Listing Date: 16 December 1964

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 196839

Location: Morton, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, DN21

County: Lincolnshire

District: West Lindsey

Civil Parish: Morton

Built-Up Area: Gainsborough

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Gainsborough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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8/29 Morton House

Small country house. Early C18 with extensive early C19
additions and alterations. Rendered brick with ashlar dressings,
hipped slate roofs, partly lead dressed, 4 wall stacks. U-plan
with 3 bay sides. 2 storey 7 bay front with plinth, first floor
band and dentillated cornice, arranged 1:1:3:1:1, the end bays
recessed, the central ones slightly advanced, balustrade over
central 5 bays. Central panelled door with large square central
panel having traceried overlight. Distyle in antis portico, 2
steps, deep plain entablature. Flanked by 2 deep glazing bar
sashes with blind boxes with beyond deep triple sashes divided
by paired free standing Ionic columns in antis, the flat roofs of
the single storeyed pavilions have antifixae at the outer angles.
First floor of main block has 5 glazing bar sashes with beyond to
either side single glazing bar sashes, beyond are pilasters to
the angles. Interior has unusual Egyptian style battered
architraves to the doors, dentillated cornices and in the hall a
fine semi-circular arch with roses on the archivolt as well as a
cantilevered staircase with limestone treads and paired cast iron
balusters decorated with paterae and leaf scrolls. The original
early C18 house occupied the central 5 bays of the present front,
and at the rear the smaller early C18 brickwork can be
distinguished from the larger bricks of the later wings.

Listing NGR: SK8115191491

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