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Tower at South Kelsey Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in South Kelsey, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.4653 / 53°27'54"N

Longitude: -0.4274 / 0°25'38"W

OS Eastings: 504498

OS Northings: 397652

OS Grid: TF044976

Mapcode National: GBR TXGC.8J

Mapcode Global: WHGH2.D5Q9

Plus Code: 9C5XFH8F+43

Entry Name: Tower at South Kelsey Hall

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 196535

Location: South Kelsey, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN7

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: South Kelsey

Built-Up Area: South Kelsey

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: South Kelsey St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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4/55 Tower at South
1-11-66 Kelsey Hall

Remains of angle tower of large Tudor House, later converted to
a dovecote; mid C16, with C19 alterations; brick with ashlar
dressings, slate roof with lead dressings. Octagonal plan.
The corners are in ashlar quoins and a repair to the rear wall is
also in ashlar. The top brick courses were added C19 and have a
dentillated and corbelled out eaves course. There is one cusped
light at mid level on the south side, otherwise openings are C19
insertions. The original hall was a courtyard flanked by
octagonal towers with leaded domed roofs and a drawing survives
in the Gough collection at the Bodleian Library. The hall was
the seat of the Hansard family and came into the possession of
Sir Francis Ayscough in the 16th century whose sister Anne Askew
was martyred at Smithfield in 1546. Earthworks of the original
moat still survive.

Listing NGR: TF0449897652

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