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The Former Hexham Hydropathic (now part of Queen Elizabeth High School)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hexham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9704 / 54°58'13"N

Longitude: -2.1199 / 2°7'11"W

OS Eastings: 392420

OS Northings: 563984

OS Grid: NY924639

Mapcode National: GBR FBMZ.V1

Mapcode Global: WHB2C.DBRF

Plus Code: 9C6VXVCJ+52

Entry Name: The Former Hexham Hydropathic (now part of Queen Elizabeth High School)

Listing Date: 18 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042638

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239019

Location: Hexham, Northumberland, NE46

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hexham

Built-Up Area: Hexham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Hexham

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/09/2015

NY 9263 7/146
NY 9264 8/146

The Former Hexham Hydropathic (now part of Queen Elizabeth High School)

(Formerly listed as The Former Hexham Hydropathetic (now part of Northumberland College of Education))


Circa 1850 south wing; main part 1878-9. East front: 3 storeys and attic with
two 2 storey wings to north and south. Central 5 storey tower porch breaks
forward slightly, belvedere and balcony on top. 3:7:2 windows. Ashlar with
plinth, 1st and 2nd floor cill bands, raised window surrounds with keys. Hipped
roofs with paired eaves brackets. Tower porch more ornate; balconies 1st and
2nd floor windows and bracketted broken pediment above 3rd floor window with
a small pediment above in the cornice. Plate glass sash windows with segmental
heads on 1st floor. Two 5-light rectangular bays on ground floor. Entrance
has glazed semi-circular head and 3 stone corbels to the balcony above. 2
light pedimented dormers. North wing of 2 windows with inserted attic.
South wing, the former Westfield House, is earlier and lavishly decorated.
Centre breaks forward slightly with open ball-topped pediment containing ornamented
tympanum. Centre flanked by rusticated piers on ground floor, panelled on
1st floor and has, on the ground floor a 4 light bay window with a segmental
headed Venetian window on 1st floor. Architraves to windows, with cartouches
on ground floor. Return to south has central doorcase with blind balustraded
parapet above, supported on bracket capped pilasters. Rusticated side piers
on ground floor, becoming raised quoins on 1st floor.

Listing NGR: NY9242063984

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