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The historic Judge’s Lodgings, nestled between Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, are now on the market for offers over £800,000.

Lincolnshire County Council wants to sell it so a new owner can “protect the fabric and heritage of the building and enhance the scene in the uphill Lincoln area”.

The 5,232 square feet the Grade II listed property is being offered on a 999 year-long leasehold and is marketed by Banks Long & Co – take a virtual tour here.

Take a look inside. | Photo: Banks Long & Co

Over the years the county council has used the Georgian building for various functions, training and events.

Lincolnshire County Council said it no longer has any use for it and the building is not currently being used.

The building was constructed in around 1820 by Architect William Hayward as The Judge’s Lodging, to serve the Crown Court, still inside the walls of Lincoln Castle.

The property was extended in the 1960s with a cavity brick two storey extension to the rear, which has various bedrooms and other amenity space.

It has been used over the years for various functions, training and events. | Photo: Banks Long & Co

A two storey extension to the rear accommodates various bedrooms. | Photo: Banks Long & Co

There is a small garden to the side of the property, with pedestrian access off Castle Hill immediately to the west.

Banks Long & Co said the property would be suitable for a variety of other commercial uses including restaurant and retail, or even as a boutique hotel.

However, the property is not considered suitable for either residential conversion or office use.

The property has a current rateable value of £41,500 and best offers by informal tender are required by 12pm on Friday, March 19, 2021.

There is a small garden to the side of the property. | Photo: Banks Long & Co

A great view of Lincoln Castle too! | Photo: Banks Long & Co

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Martin Hill, said: “The Judge’s Lodgings is a beautiful building steeped in history.

“Over the years we have used it for various functions, training and events, however we feel the time is right now to offer the building for sale as we no longer have any use for it.

“We want to see it taken on by a new owner who will protect the fabric and heritage of the building and enhance the scene in the Castle Square area which is enjoyed by residents and visitors, contributing to Lincoln’s uphill economy.”

A building project for a giant Dutch barn-like house in South Holland (Lincolnshire) that featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs impressed many viewers, but some likened it to a crematorium.

Nathan and Ayme Marshall modelled the ambitious project understood to be near Spalding on Dutch barn style houses, influenced by the history of the agricultural heritage of the area.

The home also boasts a 5,000-tile armadillo roof and a wing for Nathan’s teenage children and a two-bedroom annexe for his mum and step-dad.

It featured in the third episode of the latest series on Wednesday, January 20. So what did people think of the Lincolnshire property?

Helen Lincoln said it looked “amazing and such a lovely living space for their family and his parents across from them”, while Andy Rogers praised the “cracking commitment and a fantastic end result”.

Tess Hewitt said it reminded her of a beehive shape, but Anna Rose felt it “looked like an office building inside and out”.

Andy Cooney said: “This series is epic, considering we are still affected by COVID, what people have been able to achieve has been spectacular. It must have been challenging to film also, so well done Team Grand Designs.”

The couple modelled the ambitious cathedral-like property project on Dutch barn style houses. | Photo: Channel 4

Take a look inside. | Photo: Channel 4

Nathan and Ayme with Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud. | Photo: Channel 4

Lincolnshire born Nathan has never moved far from his home town set up building, pub and microbrewery businesses where he grew up before meeting Amye five years ago, who is a teacher from Ireland.

The couple want to finish the build in just a year, but the project didn’t get off to the easiest of starts as excavations collapsed and a 36 tonne crane sank into the mire.

You can still catch up on the show here.

A couple building a giant cathedral-like property in south Lincolnshire will feature on Channel 4’s Grand Designs on Wednesday night.

Nathan and Ayme Marshall have modelled the ambitious project understood to be near Spalding on Dutch barn style houses.

Flooding and pregnancy added extra pressure onto the project, which will feature in the third episode of the latest series at 9pm on Channel 4 on January 20.

The home boasts a 5,000-tile armadillo roof, as well as a yet to be revealed contemporary twist.

It will have a wing for Nathan’s teenage children and a two-bedroom annexe for his mum and step-dad to move into from the static caravan they’ve lived in for the last 13 years.

The couple modelled the ambitious cathedral-like property project on Dutch barn style houses. | Photo: Channel 4

Take a look inside. | Photo: Channel 4

Lincolnshire born and bred Nathan has never moved far from his home town and always wanted to stay local.

He set up building, pub and microbrewery businesses where he grew up before meeting Amye five years ago, who is a teacher from Ireland.

Nathan and Ayme’s ambitious plans will feature on Grand Designs. | Photo: Channel 4

The couple want to finish the build in just a year, but the project didn’t get off to the easiest of starts.

Constant rain and a rising water table caused excavations to collapse and a 36 tonne crane to sink into the mire.

There is also the increased time pressure of wanting to finish the project before the arrival of the newest family member.

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