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Silkworth Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Doxford, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.869 / 54°52'8"N

Longitude: -1.415 / 1°24'53"W

OS Eastings: 437644

OS Northings: 552847

OS Grid: NZ376528

Mapcode National: GBR LDK4.GD

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.7WG7

Plus Code: 9C6WVH9P+H2

Entry Name: Silkworth Hall

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Last Amended: 15 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391590

Location: Sunderland, SR3

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Doxford

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Silksworth

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


920-1/6/272 (South side (off))
Silksworth Hall (formerly listed as:
Silkworth Hall Hotel)


House, later hotel; empty at time of survey. c1900. Bright red
brick with sandstone ashlar dressings; graduated slate roof
with terracotta ridge coping and finials and brick chimneys.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 wide bays. Jacobean style. Entrance
front has 3 wide gables, the central bay recessed with ashlar
loggia of keyed arches on imposts and pilasters set between
Ionic pilasters supporting entablature, the side arches with
balustrades below and above, the central open with pedimented
parapet above. SILKSWORTH HALL in well cut letters in centre
of frieze. Flanking semicircular projections have high
stone-mullioned 4-light windows, eaves string, parapet and
ribbed hemispherical roofs. Above loggia, 3 stone mullioned
and transomed windows with alternate-block jambs, the central
with low segmental pediment, and above this a 2-light window
in gable peak. In side bays a stepped chimney-stack rises
above each dome and has a single window in upper part, and is
flanked by similar small windows. All gables have bargeboards,
the central with dragon finial, the side with high octagonal
chimneys rising from corniced plinth, with corniced top bands.
Right return has 2 gabled bays flanking central triple
Jacobean ashlar blind arcade below 2-storey oriel bow window;
rear elevation has full-height projecting canted bays flanking
ground-floor loggia and first-floor balcony.

Listing NGR: NZ3764452847

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