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Prudhoe Hall and Adjoining Outbuildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Prudhoe, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9519 / 54°57'6"N

Longitude: -1.8363 / 1°50'10"W

OS Eastings: 410580

OS Northings: 561933

OS Grid: NZ105619

Mapcode National: GBR HCM5.7N

Mapcode Global: WHC3M.RSRN

Entry Name: Prudhoe Hall and Adjoining Outbuildings

Listing Date: 7 March 1985

Last Amended: 14 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239491

Location: Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Prudhoe

Built-Up Area: Prudhoe

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Prudhoe St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


340/19/136 Prudhoe Hall and
adjoining outbuildings
(Formerly listed as:
Prudhoe Hall)

GV 07.03.85 II

Former country house, now hospital administration block, and adjoining outbuildings. 1878, for Matthew Liddle. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. L-plan. High Victorian Renaissance style. Long garden front in 3 sections. Projecting left section has, across the corner of the building, a square bay window. Next to this, a 2-storey bow window with architrave under gable. 7-bay recessed centre section has, on ground floor, tall 2-light round headed windows in round arches with carved foliage above the lights. Irregularly placed margined sashes on the first floor. Projecting right section has first a 3-storey tower with pagoda roof, then on the corner, a canted oriel window on an elaborate moulded corbel. It has shields with foliage in the aprons and a parapet with strapwork and obelisks. Next, 3 plainer bays, then 2 bays with naturalistic capitals between windows. Finally a canted bay window. The centre light is a French window which has steps with steeply swept side walls ending in urns with scrolled bases. Moulded first floor string and top cornice. Parts of house have cable moulding below cornice. Many lively gargoyles. Entrance front has similar detail, with porte-cochere to left of centre. Guilloche moulded parapet and large dogs with shields. Round-arched doorway with similar capitals and winged beasts resting on abaci. Left of this, a large square mullion and transom staircase window, 8 lights. Projecting wing to right is plainer and has doorway altered C20. Mainly hipped roofs of varying pitches, and many corniced ashlar ridge stacks.
At the south west end, a service yard with round arched gateway under a pediment and flanked by square piers, all topped with urns. Service range, 2 storeys, with projecting end pavilions under hipped roofs. To its left, Renaissance Revival outbuilding with elaborate shaped gables and finials.
Interior: rich decoration, especially hall with Jacobean-style staircase, panelling and fireplace; plaster coffered ceiling and plaster frieze; elaborate wrought iron lamp standards on stairs. Many good doors and panelled dados. Victorian bathroom and WC. Entrance lobby has marble fireplace, stained glass, panelling and original embossed wallpaper.

Listing NGR: NZ1058061933

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

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