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Latitude: 54.8436 / 54°50'36"N
Longitude: -1.5846 / 1°35'4"W
OS Eastings: 426775
OS Northings: 549940
OS Grid: NZ267499
Mapcode National: GBR KDCF.RH
Mapcode Global: WHC4B.MJN6
Entry Name: Hermitage Hospital and Attached Former Stables and Coach House
Listing Date: 29 July 1950
Last Amended: 14 November 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120954
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109371
Location: County Durham, DH2
County: County Durham
Electoral Ward/Division: Chester-le-Street South
Built-Up Area: Chester-le-Street
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Chester-le-Street
Church of England Diocese: Durham
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/06/2012
NZ 24 NE
(west side, off)
Hermitage Hospital and attached former stables
and coach house
(formerly listed as The Hermitage, A167 (T))
Large house, now a miners' rehabilitation centre. c1820. Dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roofs and stone chimney stacks. 4 ranges round a rectangular courtyard. Tudor style. Long 2-storey entrance front with 3-bay centre flanked by wide canted bays. Low plinth and first floor string. Central stone porch with pair of 3-panel doors and pierced parapet with octagonal corner piers and spike finials. 4-light ovolo-moulded mullioned windows, with 2 transoms, flanking porch. Cross windows with replaced casements in other bays, elongated on ground floor of canted bays. Tall parapet, above string, has raised centre containing carved round-arched panel with coat-of-arms. Regularly spaced spike finials on parapet. Low-pitched hipped roof. 2 ridge chimneys; each with 4 conjoined and corniced octagonal stacks. Set-back bay and later 2-storey additions on right return in similar style. Left return has similar details and bracketed first-floor balcony. 3-storey square-plan tower on left rear has canted ground-floor bay window and pierced parapet. Adjoining north-west corner, stable range and coach house. Stable range, single storey, has hipped roof and irregular openings. Near the centre, a mounting block. Coach house, 2 storeys, 3 window range, has hipped roof. To left, 2 elliptical arched carriage openings, that to the right with double plank doors. To right, a large cross-casement, reglazed, and a door with overlight. Above, an off-centre window flanked to left by Yorkshire sash and to right by a tripartite sash. All these windows have glazing bars. Interior has entrance hall with 5-bay round-arched arcade in front of staircase. Several rooms with late C17-style features, including bolection moulded fireplaces. Several 4-panel doors in architraves.
Listing NGR: NZ2677549940
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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