The house may have been built by the Goodhand family of Binbrook, formerly of Wold Newton, but certainly owned by the Beckett-Denison family of the Grimthorpe estate from South Yorkshire, (not the Grimsthorpe estate from South Lincolnshire) from around 1780 until 1905, but rented to the Wright family for most of that time. John Wright, who farmed at South Farm and at Haugh near Alford was the first to rent it and live there. After the Grimthorpe estate sold it to pay the second baronet's death duties, it was bought by the Dennis estate from Kirton near Boston, before being sold again in 1907 after being offered to the Squire, William Wright, who declined to pay what they sought. It was bought by Miss Jenny Brewster (right), the daughter of the Rector of South Kelsey, who lived there until her death in a fall from a horse on the Click'em lane, Wold Newton, in 1932, reported in the newspaper clipping below. She was a good friend of the Squire, and a churchwarden of Wold Newton church. She left the house to the Squire, who subsequently put his sister, Louisa, the widow of Jack Burkinshaw, to live in there until her death in 1950.
The earliest references currently found for Scallows are three references in the 18th century to an ox-pasture called the Scallow in the parish of Binbrook.
Recorded in Lincs Archives as 'A lease for a year', the below courtesy of the LincstothePast website.
Daniel Waldegrave of Fotherby, gent,
Date: 23 Mar 1720
The Act of Enclosure for Binbrook parish was passed in 1740, at the proposition of Thomas Goodhand, being then Lord of the Manor of Binbrook, with a Charles Goodhand being both Rector of St Mary's and Vicar of St Gabriel's. Other major landowners in the parish include Charles Sturges, clerk, one of the Prebendaries of Lincoln and lord of the Prebend Manor of Binbrook, the Honourable Thomas Willoughby esquire, Sir Richard Ellis Baronet, Edmund Turner esq, and many others. Which branch of the Willoughby family is represented here will be interesting. Edmund Turner is of the family from Panton near Wragby who held large estates in the area, (think of the Turnor Arms at Wragby). Amongst the nine commissioners appointed to oversee the Enclosure, are David Fields of Thorganby, presumably a descendant of the David Field of Swinhope who was one of the lenders to William Welfitt, and Edmund White of Autby, whose family held the last piece of Wold Newton that Pelham eventually acquired around 1770.
In the Act, a specific paragraph refers to “the Ox-pasture, lying in a place called the Scallow, in the parish of Binbrook, shall continue and remain, and be used and depastured by the Inhabitants of Binbrook by such Stint, and in such manner, and under such Regulations, as the same is and hath been occupied, stinted and depastured before the passing of this Act”.
To find a copy of the survey conducted as required by the Act, in 1739, would be fantastic.
The below, again courtesy of LincstothePast.
Attested copies of conveyances, various properties
Reference Name TUR/10/1/14
Messuage or tenement; another messuage cottage or tenement; close of meadow or pasture called Stoneham Close; 150a. arable lands in the fields of Binbrook; close of meadow or pasture called Grange Close; another close in Saltfleetby All Saints.
This seems to record the Turnor family extending their holding in Binbrook, and acquiring the Scallows land from the Goodhand family, (who have apparently acquired the land in Scallow, previously common land) as well as the Binbrook Hill and Home Farms, (which probably then becomes the Binbrook Hall farm), which subsequently together are sold in 1907 by the Grimthorpe estate, presumably having bought them from the Turnor estate. Both the Micklethwaite and the Goodhand families were involved in Wold Newton in the previous century,
The below, again courtesy of lincstothepast is the 'listing' description for Scallows Hall. I think the historical details come from the Squire and Michael Sleight.
Maybe the Grimthorpe estate really owned this in 1780. We know John Wright came to Wold Newton, marrying Margaret Searle in 1788, and dying at 'Binbrook Hall', which is Scallows, in 1838 and the Wrights stayed there until 1860 or so.