Monument record MLI89135 - Site of Stourton Hall, Baumber


Site of Stourton Hall, Baumber

Type and Period (5)

  • (Medieval to Mid 20th Century - 1500 AD? to 1955 AD)
  • (Post Medieval to Modern - 1873 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Post Medieval to Modern - 1810 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Post Medieval to Modern - 1810 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Post Medieval to Modern - 1810 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN 46693 Stourton Hall, in the parish of Baumber was, like so many Lincolnshire houses, not quite what it appeared to be. Here, between 1873 and 1875 the Livesey family built what has been called "a vigorous Italianate style", but never completed the work, which was an addition to an existing house which was built in 1810. There had been a house on the same site, or very close to it, for many years. The land originally belonged to St. Giles Hospital, Lincoln, and when it passed to Robert Dighton (died 1546) the family built a house. The property went to an heiress to the Fynes family and in 1768 her descendant (the 2nd Duke of Newcastle) sold the estate to Thomas Livesey (1734-90). Some remains of the old house were left standing when Joseph Livesey built his new house in 1810. Joseph Montague Livesey inherited the estate in 1871. He immediately began to build and enlarge. He added a clock tower to the coach house, built a large conservatory and vinery, constructed a walled garden and remodelled the park. The house was sold with the estate in 1953, The house and 307 acres were sold to a firm of timber importers and the house was demolished in 1955.{1}{2}

Sources/Archives (2)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Terence R. Leach and Robert Pacey. 1990. Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses - Volume 1. vol.1, pp. 28-29.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Thorold, Henry. 1999. Lincolnshire Houses. page 193.



Grid reference Centred TF 21153 75078 (1659m by 1229m) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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