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Morwick Hall and Attached Wall to North West

A Grade II Listed Building in Warkworth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3292 / 55°19'45"N

Longitude: -1.6334 / 1°38'0"W

OS Eastings: 423358

OS Northings: 603965

OS Grid: NU233039

Mapcode National: GBR K61T.5F

Mapcode Global: WHC1Z.W9CX

Entry Name: Morwick Hall and Attached Wall to North West

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237206

Location: Warkworth, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Warkworth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Warkworth St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


12/315 Morwick Hall and
attached wall to

House. C18 and early C19, of several different builds. Centre of south front
brick in mixed Flemish and English Garden Wall bonds; late C18 west extension
and rear stair wing brick with alternating pairs of headers and stretchers
every 4th course; early C19 east extension brick in English Garden Wall bond
1 and 4; both extensions have cut stone quoins and dressings; C18 rear wing
squared stone with cut dressings. Mixed purple and blue Welsh slate roof;
rebuilt brick stacks on stone bases.

South elevation 2 storeys, 2, 5 and 1 bays, in 3 parts. 5-bay centre is
original early C18 house, with stone plinth and brick 1st-floor band. Central
early C19 canted Gothick bay, with 4-pane sashes under 4-centred arches, linked
hoodmoulds and moulded stone top cornice; pyramidal roof. Left of bay half-
glazed double doors with 2-pane overlight and altered sash window; 12-pane
sashes above. Right of bay 4-pane sashes with 12-pane sashes above; all
openings have flat arched heads. Double-stepped dentilled and cogged eaves
cornice. End stacks with stepped and cogged cornices. 2-bay west extension,
set slightly forward, has stone plinth, 1st-floor and sill bands and rusticated
quoins; left bay has altered sash window, with 12-pane sash above, in
architraves; right bay has C20 glazed doors to both floors, and spiral fire
escape. Moulded stone eaves cornice. 1-bay east extension has stone plinth
and rusticated quoins; 12-pane sash windows with tooled lintels and slightly-
projecting sills.

Left return: end of west extension shows canted bay with 12-pane sash windows
in chamfered surrounds and pyramidal roof. To left a tall wall with flat
stone coping steps down to rusticated end pier and holds flush-panelled door,
with intersecting fanlight, under chamfered 4-centred arch, inside early C20

Right return: end of east extension shows canted bay with C20 glazed door on
ground floor and 12-pane sashes in chamfered surrounds above; pyramidal roof.
To right is 2-bay old rear wing with C20 glazed door at right and 12-pane
sashes; brick bay to right is C19 alteration; far right projecting 2-bay wing,
heightened in later C19, with boarded door under two renewed 12-pane sashes on
inner return.

Rear elevation:Right return of central projecting 3-storey stair wing shows 15-pane
radial-headed sash stair window in architrave with moulded imposts and keystone;
left 9-pane short sash on ground floor and 12-pane sashes above, all in
architraves. Inner return of old rear wing, to left, shows ground floor sill
/band, flush-panelled door and 12-pane sash windows; end part heightened in
mid C19, with paired sashes.

Interior: Fielded-panel doors and shutters. Entrance Hall has dentil cornice.
Sitting Room has early C19 marble fireplace with round pilasters and carving
of seated muse; panelling removed to Eglingham Hall early in C20. Dog-leg
open-string stair with urn-on-vase balusters, moulded and ramped handrail and
panelled dado with fluted pilasters. Study, on stairs, has fireplace with
egg-and-dart surround, key frieze and dentil cornice, panelled overmantel and
fluted flanking pilasters; egg-and-dart cornice. Room above has fireplace
with panelled surround and old ironwork. Stairhead has keyed arch on fluted
pilasters. Main bedroom has Gothick fireplace and overmantel; east bedroom,
has 2-panel door, dentil cornice and fireplace with moulded surround, key
frieze and egg-and-dart cornice.

Historical note: The house was built by John Grey who purchased the estate in
1732, and made extensions and improvements before his death in 1783.

Listing NGR: NU2335803965

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

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