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Unthank Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7469 / 54°44'48"N

Longitude: -2.0152 / 2°0'54"W

OS Eastings: 399117

OS Northings: 539107

OS Grid: NY991391

Mapcode National: GBR GFCK.H4

Mapcode Global: WHB3D.0YN9

Entry Name: Unthank Hall

Listing Date: 31 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404912

Location: Stanhope, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanhope

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Stanhope and Rookhope

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

STANHOPE B6278 (East side)
NY 9939
34/142 Unthank Hall


House. C16 and C17 with early and later C18 alterations. Sandstone rubble with
ashlar dressings and millstone grit quoins; roof of graduated stone flags with
stone gable copings and ashlar and brick chimneys. L-plan. Main front: 2
storeys, 3 bays, with central 2-storey porch under continuous roof, and one-
storey, one-bay right extension. Partly-flushed door with flat-stone-mullioned
2-light overlight in cyma-moulded square-headed surround, its outer edges
quirked, under cyma-moulded cornice. Single light, in recessed chamfered
surround,to left of door. Shorter recessed panels to left of window and to
right of door. Similar panels flank 5-light stone-mullioned first-floor window,
with recessed chamfers and narrow flat fronts to splayed mullions. Similar
surrounds to ground-floor left horizontal sliding sash and first-floor right
window with one mullion removed. Other windows 12-pane and renewed 24-pane
sashes in plain stone surrounds. Corbelled chimney from first floor level in
inner right return of porch. Low blocked door at right has chamfered square-
headed surround. Right extension has plain stone surround to boarded door;
small fixed light at left. Porch and end chimneys have corniced stacks with
truncated round brick flues. Flattened ends to left gable coping. Massive
stepped stack, at rear of front block on junction with rear wing, has 3 square
ashlar flues.

Left return has sashes with glazing bars; partly-blocked 3-light stone-mullioned
attic window under label mould. Lower and earlier rear wing is quoined. Rear
courtyard has flat-Tudor-arched surround to door of front range; blind framed
panel above. Rectangular stair turret on rear wing has door with flat-Tudor-
arched surround; wide-chamfered Tudor-arched surround to door of wing; small
square window above and left has iron bar and rail in chamfered surround,
mainly hollow chamfers. Plain stone surrounds to sashes with broad glazing

Interior: massive Tudor-arched fireplace in left front room; through-passage,
with chamfer on frontside of door to stair turret. Rear wing has early C18
panelled room with shell-canopied cupboard. Much other panelling, both fielded
and plank-and-muntin, as screens on first floor. Massive beams with stone
corbels on right end only, in rear wing. Stone winder stair through semi-
circle; moulded plank balustrade on landing. Many 2-panelled doors with
pegged latches.

Listing NGR: NY9911739107

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

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