Grimblethorpe Hall Holiday Cottages in the Lincolnshire Wolds
Grimblethorpe Hall, Near Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0RB
Tel: 01507 313671 Mob: 07774 637 056

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THE HALL
THE AREA

The History of the Knight Grim

Grimblethorpe Hall stands in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful views.

Grimblethorpe is a small hamlet, the name of which is derived from the Norman Knight Grim; it is thought that this is where he had his thorpe or settlement as quantities of stone implements, dugout canoes and ornaments have been found. Legend has it that the Knight is buried in the tumulus on the hill, now known as Grim’s Mound.


Grimblethorpe Hall

Thought to have been built about 1620 for the Maddison family, the brick house has somewhat the look of a fortress (Pevsner thought it looked like a warehouse). This impression is much softened by the virginia creeper climbing over the wan. The style is distinctive - giant brick pilasters front the house joined at the top by arches.. There is no easy way to describe the style of this pre-English Civil War house but ‘Artisan Mannerist is the nearest thing to a group description It has, of course, been altered over the years Victorian windows adorn the east front and the high-pitched (probably thatched) roof has been replaced by a lower stated roof at some date when it was thought to be more fashionable. The Hall as it stands may only be part of the original house.

The Jacobean Staircase

One of the highlights of this grade 2* listed house is the heavy dark oak Jacobean farmhouse staircase. It must be the best example in the county of its type. The shallow treads make for an easy ascent and the stairs are heavy and distinctive; the solid wooden finial is the size of large cannon ball.

Wellingtonia Trees

In the park surrounding the Hall, as seen by wonderful faded old photographs, wonderful Wellingtonia trees stand which are at least 130 years old. There are two lakes in the grounds which visitors to the cottages find a delight to walk to and discover the many kinds of wildlife that live there and in the surrounding fields.

A Working Farm

Grimblethorpe gives you the opportunity to stay on a working farm with sheep grazing on the pasture land. Barley, wheat, oilseed rape, vining peas grow on the arable land.

Grim's Mound

This ancient bowl barrow is situated adjacent to the Viking Way 600 metres NNW of Grimblethorpe Hall. Grim’s Mound, 19 metres in diameter and 2.6 metres high, is a funerary monument dating from the Bronze Age. It is likely that the barrow would have been constructed of earthen or rubble mounds and was ditched, covering a single or multiply burial. The deposits within the monument contain environmental evidence, including human remains, illustrating the nature of the landscape in which the monument was originally set.


The Deserted Medieval Village of South Cadeby

Originally Catebi was a Saxon Domesday village linked with Grimblethorpe in Nomina Villarium 1316. It had at that time a population of twelve people but by 1565 the parish had gone and the place was returned as a hamlet of Calcethorpe with two families. The earthworks between Calcethorpe Manor Farm and Grimblethorpe Hall (now under the protection and ownership of the two farms) have been identified as the remains of the original village of South Cadeby. Today the area remains as protected grassland.

We really hope, in fact we are sure, that Grimblethorpe is as special to our guests as it is to us.

 



 
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Grimblethorpe Hall, Near Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0RB
Tel: 01507 313671 Mob: 07774 637 056

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