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Latitude: 54.4589 / 54°27'32"N
Longitude: -1.4621 / 1°27'43"W
OS Eastings: 434966
OS Northings: 507189
OS Grid: NZ349071
Mapcode National: GBR LJ7W.7D
Mapcode Global: WHD7G.H6Z2
Entry Name: Sockburn Hall
Listing Date: 20 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1116156
English Heritage Legacy ID: 350497
Location: Neasham, Darlington, DL2
Civil Parish: Neasham
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Sockburn
Church of England Diocese: Durham
SOCKBURN SOCKBURN LANE
NZ 3407 (East side)
19/38 Sockburn Hall
Country house. Dated 1834 on carved scroll above doorway. Possibly by Sir
Edward Blackett for his younger brother Henry Collingwood Blackett. Ashlar
sandstone; graduated stone-tiled roofs with ashlar chimney stacks. Square-
plan main block with 2 parallel wings on left return. Jacobean style.
2 storeys, plus attics. Symmetrical 3-bay entrance front. Projecting outer
bays have shaped gables. Central 4-centred arch to set-back door with 3-pane
side lights. Blackett arms above and dated scrolls in spandrels. Ovolo-
moulded mullioned-and-transomed windows in double-chamfered surrounds.
Continuous hoodmould on ground floor stepped up over 4-light windows in outer
bays and over centrepiece. 3-light first-floor windows, under dripmoulds
in outer bays. Small 2-light mullioned windows in gables. Pierced parapet
above centre bay. Small central dormer with shaped gable. Steeply-pitched
2-span roof with shaped gables on left return. Transverse left end and 2
ridge chimneys, each with 3 conjoined octagonal stacks. 2-storey bay and 2
parallel single-storey, 3-bay wings on left return. Front wing has 2-panel
door, two 4-light windows, steeply-pitched roof and a large 2-stage chimney,
with 4 conjoined stacks, on ridge. 3-bay right return has projecting square
2-storey outer bays, with 5-light windows and pierced parapets, under shaped
gables with 2-light attic windows. Central 3-light window on first floor.
Continuous hoodmould stepped up over ground-floor windows. Parapet above
continuous string. 3-bay rear with similar features.
Interior not seen but contains Jacobean-style fittings; one room said to be
panelled with dismantled C15 to C18 dower chests.
Listing NGR: NZ3496607189
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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