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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}
The Hall is now owned by the National Trust and detailed archaeological survey of the estate has been published. {4}
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. {5}

1 Index: SMR FILE. GUNBY. TF 46 NE AH -
2 Index: OS CARD INDEX. GUNBY. TF 46 NE 17 -
3 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N., and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (second edition). Lincolnshire. P352
4 Unpublished document: SMITH, L.. 1986. GUNBY HALL. -
5 Index: Department of the Environment. 1987. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 5/21

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