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Latitude: 54.5187 / 54°31'7"N
Longitude: -1.561 / 1°33'39"W
OS Eastings: 428517
OS Northings: 513804
OS Grid: NZ285138
Mapcode National: GBR KJJ5.VY
Mapcode Global: WHC5W.ZPV7
Entry Name: Polam Hall
Listing Date: 6 September 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121294
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110600
Location: Darlington, DL1
Electoral Ward/Division: Park West
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Darlington
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Blackwell All Saints and Salutation
Church of England Diocese: Durham
1. (East Side)
NZ 2813 11/65
Second quarter of C19 villa, formerly the residence of Jonathan Backhouse the banker,
now a girls' school. Pinkish brick with stone eaves cornice and blocking course,
1st floor band and plinth. Low pitched hipped slate roof with end and ridge stacks.
Flat gauged brick arches and stone cills to recessed sash windows with glazing
Entrance front of 2 storeys, 3 windows, very large proportions. Stone central
section holds a porch in antis with square columns. Later C19 square bay at right,
early C20 stuccoed half-octagonal projection at left. Four-bay left return is
plain except for engraved stone panels below ground floor windows. Rear elevation
has a top half-storey, blank but for a central small window. Secondary entrance
front has a door with radial fanlight in Tuscan doorcase with open segmental pediment.
Various later C19 extensions to north.
Listing NGR: NZ2851713804
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