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Gunby Hall, Candlesby with Gunby

Reference Name MLI42188

Gunby Hall, Candlesby with Gunby

Gunby Hall was built in 1700.


Gunby Hall was built in 1700 for Sir William Massingberd and is supposedly Tennyson's 'haunt of ancient peace.' The hall is described as 'austere and puritanical'. Outbuildings include a coach house dating from 1735 and an 18th century walled garden and pigeoncote. The park extends into Candlesby parish. {1}{2}{3}

Gunby Hall is a small country house which was the former seat of Massingberd and Langton families and is now owned by the National Trust. It was built in 1700 of red brick with ashlar dressings, altered in about 1730 and extended in 1873 and 1900 when the Dining Room, Servants' Hall and Service Wing were altered. It has a flat lead roof. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {4}

A detailed archaeological survey of the Gunby Hall estate was published in 1986. {5}

A private water supply was provided for the Hall at some point between 1860 and 1880 (see PRN 43408). {6}{7}

Gunby Hall, Candlesby with Gunby. Partially extant 19th century farmstead. Regular courtyard with L-plan range plus detached buildings to the third side of the yard. The farmhouse is detached with the gable end facing on to the yard. There has been a partial loss (less than 50%) of traditional buildings. Located within a Church and/or Manor farm group. Large modern sheds are located on the site. {8}

1 Index: SMR. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 46 NE: AH
2 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 46 NE: 17
3 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. p.352
4 Index: Department of the Environment. 1987. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 5/21
5 Intervention Report: National Trust. 1986. Archaeological Survey, Gunby Hall. pp.20-1
6 Intervention Report: Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. 2013. Gunby Hall Water Supply. -
7 Article in serial: Newton, Eric D.. 2012. 'Gunby Hall Water Supply' in Lincolnshire History & Archaeology. vol.47, pp.50-4
8 Digital archive: English Heritage. 2015. English Heritage Farmsteads Project. 5188

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