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Latitude: 55.3156 / 55°18'56"N
Longitude: -1.7099 / 1°42'35"W
OS Eastings: 418508
OS Northings: 602426
OS Grid: NU185024
Mapcode National: GBR J6HZ.LB
Mapcode Global: WHC1Y.PNYC
Plus Code: 9C7W878R+62
Entry Name: Acton Hall
Listing Date: 31 December 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041870
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236762
Location: Felton, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Felton
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Felton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
Tagged with: Building
NU 10 SE
6/93 Acton Hall
House. Main block c.1730 incorporating C17 or earlier fabric; extended to
east in early C19. Squared stone except for earlier rubble fabric in west
wall; cut dressings; Welsh slate roof. Double-span main block with extension
to east of front part.
South elevation in two sections. Left part 2 storeys + attics, 2 + 1 + 2
bays. Four steps, flanked by low walls carrying terracotta urns, up to
central C19 half-glazed door, with patterned glass, in bolection-moulded
surround, the moulding arched over a lintel panel with coat of arms; flanking
moulded brackets but no cornice. Sash windows in moulded surrounds. Ground-
floor openings have segmental floating pediments above. Coped gables on
moulded kneelers. Two flat-topped roof dormers with paired 8-pane casements.
Stepped-and-corniced end stacks, that to left rendered. 3-bay right part
shows sashes, coped gable on moulded kneelers and stepped-and-corniced right
end stack. Twin-gabled left return shows masonry of several different
periods: right projecting stepped chimney breast and outline of gable end
of earlier house; left 2 small chamfered windows and one with timber lintel.
Rear elevation shows several windows, with C19 fancy leaded glazing, and 2
round-arched stair windows.
Interior: Dining Room and Morning Room have enriched cornices; rear passage
has 2 panelled archways with imposts and keyblocks. Dog-leg open-string
stair with turned vase-on-urn balusters, similar newels, ramped and moulded
grip handrail and curtail step. Front block has 2-panel bedroom doors in
corniced surrounds, and 7-bay roof with pegged collar-beam trusses showing
carpenters numbers I, II, (III), 4, V and VI.
Note: the front elevation of the main block is almost identical to that of
Elyhaugh (q,v.), also in Felton parish, which is dated 1732.
Listing NGR: NU1850802426
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