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Close House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9872 / 54°59'13"N

Longitude: -1.8028 / 1°48'10"W

OS Eastings: 412713

OS Northings: 565863

OS Grid: NZ127658

Mapcode National: GBR HBVS.H0

Mapcode Global: WHC3G.8XR3

Plus Code: 9C6WX5PW+VV

Entry Name: Close House

Listing Date: 27 August 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238613

Location: Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, NE15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Heddon-on-the-Wall

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Heddon-on-the-Wall St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 16 NW

20/128 Close House


Country house. 1779 for Calverly and Margaret Bewick. Ashlar with Lakeland
slate roof. Classical style. Three storeys, 5 bays with slightly-projecting
pedimented 3-bay centre. 2-leaf door in stone Ionic doorcase with attached
columns and open pediment. Ground and lst floor sill bands and broader 1st
floor band. Renewed sashes in architraves on ground floor. On 1st floor 12-
pane sashes in architraves with pulvinated friezes and cornices; pediment over
centre window. Square 6-pane sashes in architraves on 2nd floor. Modillion
cornice. Hipped roof with banded ridge stacks. 5-bay returns. On right return
large single-storey bow window dated 1800 on rainwater head. 2-storey, 4-bay
service wing to rear has 2 bays with 12-pane sashes and 2 bays with Venetian
windows on ground floor and tripartite windows above.

Interior: Rococo Room, with elaborate mid C19 Rococo plasterwork including
relief panels of musical instruments and cherubs and sopraporte oval panels of
classical scenes; elaborate marble fireplace with festoons, angle scrolls, and
crest in centre inscribed CMB for Calverley and Mary Bewick.

Gold Room has possibly re-used earlier C18 fireplace with bolection-moulded
surround; enriched cornice and flanking full-height fluted Ionic pilasters;
also an Adam-style plaster ceiling of c.1800.

Open-well cantilevered stair with iron stick balusters and ramped handrail.
On second floor, the former nursery floor, the stairwell is screened by two
tiers of turned balusters with square knops.

Listing NGR: NZ1271365863

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

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