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Bolton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Hedgeley, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4168 / 55°25'0"N

Longitude: -1.8358 / 1°50'8"W

OS Eastings: 410495

OS Northings: 613660

OS Grid: NU104136

Mapcode National: GBR H5MT.C2

Mapcode Global: WHC1H.S30S

Entry Name: Bolton Hall

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236568

Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hedgeley

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Whittingham and Edlingham with Bolton Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 11 SW
9/223 Bolton Hall

Small country house, now divided into 2 dwellings. North-east range late C17,
refenestrated and stair wing added in mid-C18; south block (replacing earlier
structure) and north-west range early Cl9, probably by John Dobson. C17/18
parts squared stone with cut dressings, south block squared tooled stone,
north-west range squared stone with tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings.
Welsh slate roofs except for blue Scottish slates on north-east range

South front 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Plinth, sill and 1st floor bands,
moulded eaves cornice. Central old half-glazed door flanked by panelled
pilasters carrying open-pedimented hood; 4-pane sash windows. Hipped roof.

East elevation in 2 sections: Left bay with similar detail. Older right part
5 irregular bays; rusticated quoins at right end. At left C20 glazed double
doors in open-pedimented classical doorcase moved from centre bay; at right
end a half-glazed door with radial overlight. 4-pane sash windows in inserted
architraves. Coped right gable on moulded kneelers; 4 tall stepped-and-
corniced stacks, to ridge and right end.

West elevation has 3-storey 2-bay central stair wing, with round-arched stair
window and trompe l'oeil windows beneath eaves; early C19 lower left part with
boarded door and 10-pane overlight in re-set moulded surround with lintel
inscribed W M (William & Mary Brown) 1689. 12- and 16-pane sash windows.

Interior: South part has sitting room with c18 moulded stone fireplace, and
enriched modillion cornice. Two high rooms with moulded cornices in south
block; (the south door does not relate to any internal feature). Dogleg stair
with stick balusters, ramped handrail and carved tread ends; stair window has
panelled surround and pilasters. Greek key frieze at 1st floor level, dentil
cornice. Upper part of stair re-set as straight stair to 1st floor south
block; stairhead screen on half columns.

North part: Dining room has chamfered segmental-arched fireplace and panelled
dado. Fielded-panel doors, shutters, some panelling and old grates. Segmental
vaulted cellars with arched brick wine bins.

Reference to Dobson's involvement, Newcastle Journal 16 Jan. 1865.

Listing NGR: NU1049513660

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