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Stanhope Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7474 / 54°44'50"N

Longitude: -2.0074 / 2°0'26"W

OS Eastings: 399618

OS Northings: 539155

OS Grid: NY996391

Mapcode National: GBR GFFJ.6Z

Mapcode Global: WHB3D.4XBZ

Entry Name: Stanhope Castle

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1231718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406916

Location: Stanhope, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanhope

Built-Up Area: 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

NY 9939 (West side)

34/238 Stanhope Castle

Large house. Now flats. 1798 for Cuthbert Rippon; 1823 additions dated on
rainwater heads, for his son Cuthbert Rippon, M.P. for Gateshead; 1875
addition (to house collection of stuffed birds and animals). Sandstone ashlar
with plinth; roof not visible. Irregular plan. South elevation: 2-storey,
3-bay main entrance front with adjoining one-storey, 5-bay conservatory link
to 2-storey, 3-bay gabled wing on lower ground level. 11 bays in all.

Entrance front has steps up to porch with Tuscan order in antis and entrance
in curved rear wall. Outer bays have sashes with glazing bars below paired
renewed sashes which are flanked by pilasters. Ground floor windows have
projecting stone sills, with sill bands in outer bays. Band below stepped
parapet. Conservatory windows have segmental heads and glazing bars; right end
wing has central 4-light window with renewed glazing and door inserted and
inserted window at left; 2-light window at right; first floor, continuous with
conservatory, has Perpendicular tracery in 3 windows of 2 lights. Top band
supports stepped parapet. Tall central tower.

Interior: entrance hall behind main front has curved doors to flanking oval
rooms with classical motifs in ceiling cornices, left room has Gothic-style
stone chimney-piece; right room has dentilled dado rail. First-floor gallery
and one room have dentilled cornices; open-well stair has round-topped handrail
on painted brass balustrade with delicate pineapple finials to low curves
between rods.

2-storey flat-roofed C20 rear extension not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY9961839155

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

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