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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
Entry Name: High Melwood Farmhouse
Listing Date: 15 July 1987
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
SE 70 SE OWSTON FERRY EPWORTH ROAD
(south-west side, off)
11/137 High Melwood Farmhouse
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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