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Nettleham Hall

53° 16' 17.6" N 0° 30' 51.2" W
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Nettleham Hall is a derelict mansion near Nettleham, Lincolnshire.

Little is known about this once great hall,just a few dates and infamous people who once lived there. Sadly now in ruins with trees and plants growing in and around the hall, some of these plants such as the ivy have saved some of the walls from collapsing. Once forgotten and thought to be destroyed, despite the fire in 1937, the hall hangs on though no windows or roof protect it from the elements.

John Hood of Nettleham Hall, in January 1660 accompanied General Monk from Scotland on his way to restore Charles II.

It is claimed that the iron gates to the property were once the entrance to the churchyard at St. Peter-at-Arches, Lincoln and the gate and gate piers were built circa 1720. The design and construction attributed to Francis or William Smith of Warwick and were relocated when the church was demolished. They are in very poor condition, suffering from badly corroded ironwork and displaced stonework.

People Of Nettleham Hall

The Rev. Henry Ramsden Bramley was the Precentor of Lincoln Cathedral between 1895-1905. He never married. His sister Ann lived with him at Nettleham Hall for 17 years following the death of her husband, Rev. James Stewart. He published 'Christmas Carols, New and Old', sometime in the 1860s. By 1871, the second book came out. A third book was issued in 1878. He published Seventy carols in all.

Grace Mary Hood, “Molly “ to her family and friends was born in 1877 in Nettleham Hall, the oldest of six children. Her grandfather collected Egyptian antiquities, which at his death were sold at Sotheby’s, but it put her in contact with archaeologists, like William Flinders Petrie.

During World War II she worked on the Sutton Hoo Ship burial, after the war published a joint paper on the embroidered panels of Tutankhamun’s tomb. With the recovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls she published a paper on the Qumran textiles. Among other things, she had trained a generation of textile archaeologists before she died from leukemia in 1957.