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Ovington Hall and Adjacent Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ovington, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5274 / 54°31'38"N

Longitude: -1.8009 / 1°48'3"W

OS Eastings: 412983

OS Northings: 514694

OS Grid: NZ129146

Mapcode National: GBR HJV2.XV

Mapcode Global: WHC5S.9GPL

Entry Name: Ovington Hall and Adjacent Cottage

Listing Date: 30 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111706

Location: Ovington, County Durham, DL11

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Ovington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Wycliffe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(West end)

7/117 Ovington Hall and
30.7.87 adjacent cottage


House and cottage. Probably C17, extended and altered in C18. Rubble with
cut dressings, partly rendered; graduated stone slate roofs. Plan: original
house has east range incorporating cottage, two rear wings and ballroom
extension to north-west.

South front in two sections: 2 storeys, 2 + 4 bays. 2-bay rendered left
part is original house: central half-glazed door with 3-pane overlight in
raised tooled stone surround with ashlar panel over; 4-pane sash windows.
Steeply-pitched roof with coped gables on moulded kneelers and end stacks,
left stepped-and-corniced, right rebuilt in grey brick on old base. Right
part irregular. C20 French window and doorway, boarded door at right end
and 12-pane sashes in stone surrounds, some renewed. Coped right gable on
moulded kneelers, with end stack; stepped-and-corniced ridge stack.

Rear: Original house has two wings with stacks on gables. Earlier right
wing has fielded-panel door and sash windows in raised stone surrounds.
Added right ballroom extension with a single tall 24-pane sash in a similar
surround, and coped left gable on moulded kneelers, with end stack.

Interior: original house has heavy transverse ceiling beams. Ballroom has
basket-arched proscenium with Greek key frieze and imposts with paterae,
contemporary chimneypiece, folding fielded-panel shutters on butterfly hinges,
cornice with egg-and-dart, and ornamental ceiling rose.

Roof structure not seen, and may be of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1298314694

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

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