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Polam Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Park West, Darlington

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110600

Location: Darlington, DL1

County: Darlington

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

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Listing Text

1. (East Side)
Polam Hall
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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