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Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall

Designed by James Lewis in neo-classical style, Hackthorn Hall was built in the 1790s for John Cracroft, replacing an earlier house.

Seen here is the north entrance front with its semi-circular Ionic porch. The parish church of St Michael can be seen in the background.

Inside, rooms are grouped around an oval staircase hall lit from above.

Hackthorn has been the seat of the Cracroft  family since the early 17th century.

See: National Heritage List for England

Hackthorn, Hall, Cracroft, James Lewis
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall

John Harris (in the Pevsner guide) describes Hackthorn Hall as a square Yorkshire stone of restrained detail. It is of the Georgian period (1792) in neo-classical style.

This view shows the south and west fronts.  Noteworthy are the five bays and the alternating straight hoods and triangular pediments on the ground floor windows, which overlook the lawn and lake to the south.

See: National Heritage List for England

Hackthorn, Hall, Harris
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall

Hackthorn Hall was designed by James Lewis, son-in-law of John Cracroft the owner, and built 1792-95.

The view from the south over the lake shows the closed proximity of house and church.

postcard dated 1908

Hackthorn, Hall, John Cracroft, James Lewis
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
undated postcard
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
undated postcard
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Hall
postcard dated 1908
Hackthorn, Hall
Hackthorn, Lake and Weir
Hackthorn, Lake and Weir
Hackthorn, Lake and Weir

The end of the lake and the weir at Hackthorn.

The lake is to the south of the Hall in the fine landscaped park; it tapers to the east to deliver a small stream which then feeds into Dunholme Beck, Barlings Eau and finally the River Witham.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Hackthorn, lake, weir, Hackthorn Hall,
Hackthorn, Methodist Chapel
Hackthorn, Methodist Chapel
Hackthorn, Methodist Chapel

The chapel in Hackthorn opened in September 1869; the Sunday School was added in 1881.

The last service was in the 1980s and it is now used as an office by Hackthorn Estate.

December 2015

Hackthorn, Methodist Chapel
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

Detail of the "funny little heads" on the eaves corbels (Pevsner), on the north side of the nave.

Sept 2012

Hackthorn, St Michael church, eaves corbels
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

Decorative detail near the north door.

Sept 2012

Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

St Michaelís is beautifully situated in parkland close to the Hall.  The church was rebuilt in the 1840s with a tall Perpendicular style west tower, with ornate battlements and eight pinnacles.

May 2008

Hackthorn, St Michael church
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

The royal coat of arms above the west gallery.

May 2008

Hackthorn, St Michael church, royal arms
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

Hatchment for Weston Cracroft Amcotts, who died 14 July 1883.

Hackthorn, St Michael church, Weston Cracroft Amcotts
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

St Michaelís was rebuilt in the 1840s with a tall Perpendicular style west tower, while nave and chancel are Decorated in style.  Inside are white walls, richly carved woodwork and a hammer-beam roof.  There is much fine Victorian stained glass.

May 2011

Hackthorn, St Michael church
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

Hatchment for John Cracroft, who married 1782 Penelope Anne, daughter of the Rev Dr Charles Fleetwood Weston of Somerby Hlal, and died 2 Oct 1821.

Hackthorn, St Michael church, John Cracroft, Charle Fleetwood Weston, Somerby Hall
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
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Hackthorn, St Michael church
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Details to follow
Hackthorn, St Michael church
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael
Hackthorn, St Michael

St Michael's church from the south with a view over the lake.

March 2016

Hackthorn, St Michael church
Hackthorn, St Michael, stained glass
Hackthorn, St Michael, stained glass
Hackthorn, St Michael, stained glass

Memorial window bearing the Cracroft arms.

The inscription reads: In loving memory of Weston Cracroft Amcotts 1888-1975

May 2008

Hackthorn, St Michael church, Weston Cracroft Amcotts, window