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Latitude: 55.1633 / 55°9'48"N
Longitude: -1.8323 / 1°49'56"W
OS Eastings: 410779
OS Northings: 585459
OS Grid: NZ107854
Mapcode National: GBR H8NQ.3W
Mapcode Global: WHC2N.THN2
Entry Name: Meldon Park
Listing Date: 6 May 1952
Last Amended: 30 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1042899
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238337
Location: Meldon, Northumberland, NE61
Civil Parish: Meldon
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Hartburn with Meldon
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
MELDON MELDON PARK
20/104 Meldon Park
(Formerly listed as
6.5.52 Meldon Hall)
Country House, 1832 by John Dobson for Isaac Cookson, some internal alterations
by Lutyens c.1930. Ashlar except for tooled and margined stone to rear of
service wings; slate roofs. Rectangular main block with parallel service wings
to north, truncated c.1960. Vest (entrance) front 2 storeys, 3 bays. Moulded
plinth, shallow angle pilasters, 1st floor band. Central bay slightly recessed
behind prostyle tetrastyle Ionic porch with two columns in antis in rear wall.
12-pane sash windows in architraves which extend down to plinth or band.
Ground-floor windows have cornices on richly-carved consoles. Modillion eaves
cornice and parapet with short central open balustrade to each bay. Hipped roof
has 2 stepped and corniced stacks with quadruple shafts. Lower 4-bay service
wing set back to left; 12 pane sashes, ground floor in architraves, stepped and
corniced stacks to left end and on ridge.
South front 5 bays, the central a full-height canted bay; similar detail. East
front 5 bays, the central 3 slightly recessed; end bays have tripartite sashes.
Lower service wing, set back to right,and link with conservatory (q.v.).
Interior; restrained decoration with marble chimneypieces in most rooms.
Imperial stair, altered by Lutyens. "The last flowering of the Georgian country
house tradition .... perhaps the best example of Dobson's competence as an
architect of country houses".
'Meldon Park' (M. Girouard), Country Life CXXXIX (1966) 406-9.
Listing NGR: NZ1077985459
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