Bloxholm

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Bloxholm
Bloxholm Church.jpg
Church of St Mary, Bloxhom
Bloxholm is located in Lincolnshire
Bloxholm
Bloxholm
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF065534
• London105 mi (169 km) S
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Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN4
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53°04′04″N 0°24′43″W / 53.067860°N 0.411975°W / 53.067860; -0.411975Coordinates: 53°04′04″N 0°24′43″W / 53.067860°N 0.411975°W / 53.067860; -0.411975

Bloxholm is a hamlet, and part of the civil parish of Ashby de la Launde and Bloxholm, in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west from the village of Digby.

Bloxholm Hall[edit]

Bloxholm Hall is a partially demolished early 18th-century country house of which the surviving north wing now serves as a Grade II listed farmhouse.[1][2]

It was built in 1707 for Septimus Cyprian Thornton and was acquired by the Duchess of Rutland, from whom it descended to General Lord Robert Manners (1721–1782). It was enlarged in 1772 by the addition of a north wing by architect Lewis Vulliamy. It passed to his son George Manners (1763–1828), High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 1826, who further enlarged and renovated the hall to the designs of Vulliamy, adding a stable block (now also Grade II listed). He died unmarried, leaving the estate to his great-niece Mary, who married Robert Dundas, later Robert Nisbet-Hamilton, MP and Privy Counsellor. He died in 1887 leaving an only daughter Mary Georgiana, who predeceased him, having married Henry Olgilvy.[3] The Olgilvys had lived at one of their several Scottish homes and Bloxholm was sold.

The hall was abandoned in the 1940s and the older main wing demolished in 1963. The north wing is now a farmhouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bloxholm Hall Farmhouse, Ashby De La Launde and Bloxholm". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Bloxholm Hall Farmhouse  (Grade II) (1254111)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Bloxholm Hall, park and gardens, Bloxholm". Lincs in the Past. Retrieved 18 April 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Bloxholm at Wikimedia Commons