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County Assembly Rooms

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.2359 / 53°14'9"N

Longitude: -0.5381 / 0°32'17"W

OS Eastings: 497671

OS Northings: 371980

OS Grid: SK976719

Mapcode National: GBR FMQ.2SX

Mapcode Global: WHGHZ.PXZP

Entry Name: County Assembly Rooms

Listing Date: 8 October 1953

Last Amended: 20 December 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485885

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1

County: Lincolnshire

District: Lincoln

Town: Lincoln

Electoral Ward/Division: Minster

Built-Up Area: Lincoln

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Lincoln, St Mary Magdalene with St Paul in the Bail and St Michael on the Mount

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text


1941-1/9/32 (East side)
08/10/53 No.76
County Assembly Rooms
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Masonic Temple)


County Assembly Rooms, now in part a Masonic Temple. 1744,
with front addition and vestibule 1908 by William Watkins of
Lincoln. Brick and ashlar with stone dressings and hipped
pantile and slate roofs.
EXTERIOR: front, Baroque Revival style, has first floor band,
string course, moulded dentilled pediment and eaves,
rusticated quoins, parapet and ball finials. Central
rusticated square porch with cornice. Doorway with enriched
keystone and pair of wrought-iron gates, under a segmental
pediment containing a wreathed roundel. On either side, a
round-headed window in a moulded surround, with frieze and
segmental pediment. Above, a central Venetian window with
glazing bars. C18 hall has cogged eaves.
INTERIOR: C18 ballroom has full height Ionic pilasters,
modillion cornice and panelled plaster ceiling. In each bay, a
window with entablature, and above it, a smaller window with a
coved architrave. All the windows have glazing bars. West end
has a central pedimented doorcase, and the east end 2 similar
smaller doorcases, all with fielded panelled doors. South side
has a central fireplace with entablature and pedimented
overmantel, fronted by a life-size female figure. Opposite is
a semicircular recess with a round arch and keystone.
Adjoining service room to east has an elliptical arched
plaster vault. Other C18 rooms have friezes, modillion
cornices, C19 fireplaces and fielded panelled doors.
1908 addition has an elliptical vestibule with a saucer dome
on pendentives. Scrolled datestone over east door. Hall has
Ionic pilasters, enriched cross beamed ceiling and domed oval
skylight with enriched borders. Doorcases have bracketed
(Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire:
London: 1989-: 516; Curl JS: The Victorian Facade (W Watkins &
Son, Architects, Lincoln): Lincoln: 1990-: 46).

Listing NGR: SK9767171980

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