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High Melwood Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Owston Ferry, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5115 / 53°30'41"N

Longitude: -0.7987 / 0°47'55"W

OS Eastings: 479758

OS Northings: 402315

OS Grid: SE797023

Mapcode National: GBR QWVT.WY

Mapcode Global: WHFFC.PZVX

Plus Code: 9C5XG662+HG

Entry Name: High Melwood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165201

Location: Owston Ferry, North Lincolnshire, DN9

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Owston Ferry

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Owston Ferry St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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(south-west side, off)

11/137 High Melwood Farmhouse


- II

House, now farmhouse. Probably early C18, with earlier origins, for the
Acklom family; later C18 - C19 alterations and additions to the west.
Brick, colour-washed. Pantile roof. Original section rectangular on plan,
double-depth, with 2-room, central-entrance south front; 1- or 2-room
addition to left with further single-room extension beyond. South front: 2
storeys, 2 first-floor windows to original section; single-window addition
and lower 2-storey extension to left. Entrance to earlier section has C19
part-glazed door beneath plain overlight, flanked by single C19
4-pane sashes with sills beneath brick flat arches. 3-course brick first-
floor band. First floor: pair of similar sashes in flush wooden architraves
with sills, and smaller blocked windows to centre and right. Similar sashes
to left addition. Stepped and dentilled brick eaves cornice. Tall hipped
roof to early section with a pair of corniced ridge stacks to left and right
returns. Hipped roof and side wall stack to left addition; swept roof to
lower extension. Rear of earlier section has single C19 ground-floor sash,
brick first-floor band, and pair of small C19-C20 first-floor casements,
perhaps in original openings. Not fully investigated. The High Melwood
Hall belonging to the Stanhopes is recorded as being a "large stone
building" within a moat and surrounded by a park, which was converted to a
farm by the Ackloms who succeeded John Stanhope after his death in 1705.
The C19 alterations were probably undertaken for the Skipwith family. An
unusual survival in a prominent position. Empty and disused at time of
resurvey. W B Stonehouse, The History and Topography of the Isle of
Axholme, 1839, pp 256-260; W Read, History of The Isle Of Axholme, 1858, pp

Listing NGR: SE7975802315

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