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126, London Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Boston, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9628 / 52°57'45"N

Longitude: -0.032 / 0°1'55"W

OS Eastings: 532280

OS Northings: 342412

OS Grid: TF322424

Mapcode National: GBR JWN.BQ8

Mapcode Global: WHHLQ.GSZJ

Entry Name: 126, London Road

Listing Date: 7 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 486379

Location: Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21

County: Lincolnshire

District: Boston

Town: Boston

Electoral Ward/Division: St Thomas'

Built-Up Area: Boston

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Boston St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text


BOSTON

TF3342 LONDON ROAD
716-1/14/283 (South East side)
07/02/97 No.126

II

House, now offices. 1884-86, extended mid C20. Built for W H
Wheeler, and designed and built by Samuel Sherwin. Red brick
with red and blue brick dressings and slate roofs. Tall brick
decorative chimney stacks. Chamfered brick plinth and moulded
brick eaves cornice. Main street front has 2 storey range to
left with 3 storey cross wing to right. Left range has five
windows arranged 3:1:1. Off-centre projecting 2 storey porch
has lean-to roof and 4-centre arched doorway with brick hood
mould, above small casement window with segmental head and
projecting lintel supported on brick brackets. To left single
casements to both floors with similar projecting lintels. To
right central window in raised brick surround topped by
pediment bearing the date 1885, either side single 3-light
cross casements, segment headed with projecting lintels
supported on brackets. Above single small central window
flanked by single larger windows all with similar projecting
lintels. Beyond to left single storey addition in similar
style with flat roof. Cross wing to right has projecting
3-light cross casement with segment head under projecting
lean-to roof supported on wooden brackets. Above single tall
casement with segment head and cill and lintel bands.
Half-hipped gable has moulded brick cornice and smaller single
casement window. Right return has single canted bay window
with casement windows and above single casement window with
segmental head.
INTERIOR: retains good quality Victorian fixtures, including
door frames, doors, coving, fireplaces and shutters
throughout. Especially fine interiors include: Porch has
unusual embossed tiles. Hall has carved dado panelling with
inset pictorial tiles, fireplace has wooden surround also with
tiles and inset carved wooden relief panels. Carved wooden
door surrounds. Wooden staircase has square balusters with
fretwork panels, moulded hand rail and square fluted newels
topped by ball finials. At first landing large stained glass
window. Library or study has ornate wooden panelling and
fitted shelves, seats and cupboards plus panelled wooden
ceiling and elaborate door surrounds. Wooden fire surround has
grotesque carved animals and pictorial glazed tiles. It
includes pieces of C17 wooden carving. Dining Room has
panelling with 26 carved wooden relief panels below cornice
all with wheel subjects. Fitted side board with very elaborate
wooden panels and fireplace with carved wooden surround.

Listing NGR: TF3228042412

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


BOSTON

TF3342 LONDON ROAD
716-1/14/283 (South East side)
07/02/97 No.126

II

House, now offices. 1884-86, extended mid C20. Built for W H
Wheeler, and designed and built by Samuel Sherwin. Red brick
with red and blue brick dressings and slate roofs. Tall brick
decorative chimney stacks. Chamfered brick plinth and moulded
brick eaves cornice. Main street front has 2 storey range to
left with 3 storey cross wing to right. Left range has five
windows arranged 3:1:1. Off-centre projecting 2 storey porch
has lean-to roof and 4-centre arched doorway with brick hood
mould, above small casement window with segmental head and
projecting lintel supported on brick brackets. To left single
casements to both floors with similar projecting lintels. To
right central window in raised brick surround topped by
pediment bearing the date 1885, either side single 3-light
cross casements, segment headed with projecting lintels
supported on brackets. Above single small central window
flanked by single larger windows all with similar projecting
lintels. Beyond to left single storey addition in similar
style with flat roof. Cross wing to right has projecting
3-light cross casement with segment head under projecting
lean-to roof supported on wooden brackets. Above single tall
casement with segment head and cill and lintel bands.
Half-hipped gable has moulded brick cornice and smaller single
casement window. Right return has single canted bay window
with casement windows and above single casement window with
segmental head.
INTERIOR: retains good quality Victorian fixtures, including
door frames, doors, coving, fireplaces and shutters
throughout. Especially fine interiors include: Porch has
unusual embossed tiles. Hall has carved dado panelling with
inset pictorial tiles, fireplace has wooden surround also with
tiles and inset carved wooden relief panels. Carved wooden
door surrounds. Wooden staircase has square balusters with
fretwork panels, moulded hand rail and square fluted newels
topped by ball finials. At first landing large stained glass
window. Library or study has ornate wooden panelling and
fitted shelves, seats and cupboards plus panelled wooden
ceiling and elaborate door surrounds. Wooden fire surround has
grotesque carved animals and pictorial glazed tiles. It
includes pieces of C17 wooden carving. Dining Room has
panelling with 26 carved wooden relief panels below cornice
all with wheel subjects. Fitted side board with very elaborate
wooden panels and fireplace with carved wooden surround.

Listing NGR: TF3228042412

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