Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall is a large double fronted Georgian dolls house1, set circa 1770, with rooms either side of a central stair well. The brickwork set above stucco give an imposing façade with a wide front apron with a grand set of lift-off steps with feature balustrade.

NEW FOR 2017
Lincoln Hall now features a brickwork and stucco exterior together with new internal decoration.

Vital statistics

Dimensions2
Width54"Depth (max)22½" (32½")Height (max)48" (55")

Features
Floors 4Rooms13Staircases3External doors2
Internal doors14Opening panels4Windows19Chimney stacks4
Fireplaces10Marbled hearthstones8Chimney pots13Window seats4
Rooms with panelling4Rooms with wallpaper2Rooms with marbled tiles1Overmantles1
Cooking ranges2Chimney cranes1Bread ovens1Glowing fireboxes2
Jib doors1Washing coppers1Sink & drainer1Pumps1

Lincoln Hall Photographs3

Exterior

Lincoln Hall is an imposing country home for a wealthy Georgian family. Larger than Lincoln House, it features exterior brickwork as standard with wrap-around quoin stones and inset front-opening panels.

Outside there is an apron covered with grouted flagstones upon which stand grand steps again featuring brickwork, which, once lifted away enable the front panels to be opened and reveal the servants' door into the basement.

Interior

Lincoln Hall has high ceilings that make the generously sized rooms seem airy and spacious and allow chandeliers to hang well. The extra width in the house gives even larger, more square rooms with very elegant proportions to allow the serious collector ample scope to furnish the house with the sort of pieces normally associated with a grand Georgian dolls house that won't look cramped or out of place. The extra depth allows use of double doors to the principal reception rooms. It has frame and field panelling in the dining room into which is built a jib door leading to the servants' back stairs. The family accommodation is on the two central floors connected by an elegant double height entrance hall and main staircase while the servants' quarters, in the basement and top floor, are accessed by separate back stairs.

Basement

The basement of Lincoln Hall is paved with real slate flagstones and divided into four rooms: a kitchen, a scullery/laundry, a pantry and a servants' hall. Servants would have worked and slept in the basement. The front left hand basement room is a scullery with a washing copper with light-up firebox, a lead lined sink and simple fireplace. Behind the scullery is a large pantry with shelves. The middle basement room is the servants' hall and would be a bustling place when the family were entertaining guests upstairs. Servants would cross the Servants' Hall between the kitchen and the stairs to the ground floor above. The stairs and the jib door in the dining room enabled servants to move discretely between the service rooms and the dining room. A borrowed light permits daylight to enter the servants' hall via the scullery.

Ground Floor

The ground floor of Lincoln Hall has two large reception rooms, one either side of the entrance hall and main staircase. The right hand reception room is a dining room with field and frame panelling and it has a jib door that opens into a back hall leading to the back stairs to the basement. The back hall is also accessed via a door from the entrance hall. This would enable a servant working in the basement to come quickly to a visitor waiting at the front door. The left-hand room is a morning room with side windows fitted with (non-working) shutters.

First Floor

The first floor of Lincoln Hall consists of a drawing room and a library set either side of the galleried first floor landing; both these rooms are accessed through double doors. The library has fitted bookshelves and side windows with windows seats and (non-working) shutters. A door leads from the back of the first floor landing to a cupboard staircase that leads to the second floor. The cupboard staircase is complete and has winding steps visible through its door at the bottom.

Second Floor

The second floor of Lincoln Hall has a galleried landing with doors leading to two bedrooms and a dressing room that connects to a third bedroom. An opening side panel provides access and light to the second floor dressing room. Intriguing views are available across the back of the house from the opened side panel through the door of the dressing room, through the galleried second floor landing to the bedroom beyond.

Stairs

All the stairs in Lincoln Hall are handmade: the main stairs have stair brackets and square section banisters. There are open-galleried stairs leading to the basement and the cupboard stairs to the second floor have winding steps and a galleried landing.

What is included?

Lincoln Hall is fully lit and decorated throughout, with your choice of colours from the Farrow & Ball colour card. For orders from August 2017 Lincoln Hall includes:

Exterior

Feature brickwork above stucco, with wrap-around quoin stones and inset front opening panels. Large handmade windows, detailed fanlight and a hipped roof with individually laid slate effect tiles. Lift-away grand steps with feature brickwork and balustrade.

Interior

Architectural mouldings, as appropriate to the style and purpose of the room, including elaborate coving incorporating patterned mouldings & double doors with overdoors in the main reception rooms. A Dining Room with full field and frame panelling and a jib door, Morning Room, panelled to dado height, with side windows with window seats and (non-working) shutters, Library with fitted bookshelves and side windows with window seats and (non-working) shutters, and a Drawing Room, panelled to dado height with feature alcoves. Real slate flagstones throughout the basement which also includes a Kitchen with a large handmade open hob grate with glowing coals and a chimney crane fitted into one of the inglenook arches, a handmade charcoal stove, and an opening bread oven with glowing firebox, Scullery with a borrowed light, a water pump, simple fireplace, washing copper with glowing firebox and a lead lined sink on brick piers with a draining board and a pump on a stand, Pantry with shelves and a slate-effect worktop and a Servants' hall with open galleried staircase, fireplace and servants bells. Call handles in the main rooms, Handmade wooden staircases throughout. Three rooms decorated with your choice of wallpaper from the standard Susan Bembridge collection. Fireplaces with brick effect inserts, faux marble hearthstones, and grates with glowing coals connected to a digital flicker unit. Stain-varnished scribed floorboards, on the ground, first & second floors, with lift-up boards that conceal the wiring for lights. British handmade Ray Storey lights throughout, a digital transformer and fused distribution strip.

Collectors' Upgrades

The following extra cost features can be added to further enhance your dolls house:

  • Individually switched lights.
  • Opening sash windows.
  • Marbled staircase with metal splats.
  • Additional window seats.
  • Shelved alcoves & cupboards.
  • Plasterwork ceilings.
  • Dummy smokejack, driptray and cauldron.

If you would like more information about this dolls house please call or email us.

1 As with all collectors items an Anglia Dolls House is not a toy and is unsuitable for children under the age of 14.
2 Sizes are approximate and in inches.
3 Photographs show a variety of houses built over time and may not show all features in our latest specification.