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Pontop Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burnopfield and Dipton, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8774 / 54°52'38"N

Longitude: -1.7705 / 1°46'13"W

OS Eastings: 414825

OS Northings: 553655

OS Grid: NZ148536

Mapcode National: GBR JD21.HC

Mapcode Global: WHC41.SN3R

Entry Name: Pontop Hall

Listing Date: 19 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439239

Location: County Durham, DH9

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Burnopfield and Dipton

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Burnopfield and Dipton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 15 SW STANLEY A 692 (North side)
Dipton
6/131 Pontop Hall
19/7/50
GV II*
Farmhouse. Late C17 and c.1700. Main block coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings; left extension, in 2 builds, of thinly-rendered rubble with
large quoins and boulder plinth. Roof of main block concrete tiles; left part
stone flags; stone gable copings and stone chimneys raised in brick.
Main block 2 storeys, 4 irregular bays, the second and fourth wider; C20 porch
at left to renewed door in surround hidden by C20 cladding. Renewed sashes
with glazing bars, 12-pane in left 2 bays and 16-pane at right, with flat stone
lintels and projecting stone sills; 4 half dormers, the outer ones blocked and
the inner with fixed lights, under gables. Steeply-pitched roof has end
chimneys, and curved kneelers; left return gable has external stack.
Left wing of 2 low storeys, 2 wide bays in 2 builds; the first at left with
large quoins. Boarded door to right of first bay under flat stone lintel;
ground-floor sashes with glazing bars; first-floor 3-light wood-mullioned
casements, that at left with moulded stone head, stone mullions removed, and
brick sill inserted; wide chimney on ridge at right of first build. Left return
gable shows boarded door, large quoins, and blocked windows with chamfered
stone surrounds, those on ground floor with central stone mullion. Rear outshut
on left part; double-span rear wing at right-angles to main block, one span at
centre over stair and second at right end an original wing extended in C19.
Interior: main house has open-well stair in rear wing, with ramped grip
handrail on 3 turned balusters per tread; doorways from stair well have round
heads on pilasters. Deep fielded panelling in right bay on both floors, with
hinged panels opening onto blocked windows in right return gable; similar
panelling in first-floor room of rear wing. Left ground-floor room reported to
have flat-Tudor-arched stone fire surround beneath C20 wall-paper. Attic
formerly held Catholic chapel from mid C18, now removed; 2 Tuscan columns
flanking former communion rail survive. Left wing contains large flat Tudor-
arched stone fire surrounds in both ground-floor rooms; smaller chimney-piece
in same style on first floor; massive, closely-spaced first-floor joists. Rear
stair closed-string, dogleg stair with moulded handrail on splat balusters.
Source: J.W. Fawcett, History of the Parish of Dipton, Satley 1911, pp 12-14.


Listing NGR: NZ1482553655

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Description

NZ 15 SW STANLEY A 692 (North side)
Dipton
6/131 Pontop Hall
19/7/50
GV II*
Farmhouse. Late C17 and c.1700. Main block coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings; left extension, in 2 builds, of thinly-rendered rubble with
large quoins and boulder plinth. Roof of main block concrete tiles; left part
stone flags; stone gable copings and stone chimneys raised in brick.
Main block 2 storeys, 4 irregular bays, the second and fourth wider; C20 porch
at left to renewed door in surround hidden by C20 cladding. Renewed sashes
with glazing bars, 12-pane in left 2 bays and 16-pane at right, with flat stone
lintels and projecting stone sills; 4 half dormers, the outer ones blocked and
the inner with fixed lights, under gables. Steeply-pitched roof has end
chimneys, and curved kneelers; left return gable has external stack.
Left wing of 2 low storeys, 2 wide bays in 2 builds; the first at left with
large quoins. Boarded door to right of first bay under flat stone lintel;
ground-floor sashes with glazing bars; first-floor 3-light wood-mullioned
casements, that at left with moulded stone head, stone mullions removed, and
brick sill inserted; wide chimney on ridge at right of first build. Left return
gable shows boarded door, large quoins, and blocked windows with chamfered
stone surrounds, those on ground floor with central stone mullion. Rear outshut
on left part; double-span rear wing at right-angles to main block, one span at
centre over stair and second at right end an original wing extended in C19.
Interior: main house has open-well stair in rear wing, with ramped grip
handrail on 3 turned balusters per tread; doorways from stair well have round
heads on pilasters. Deep fielded panelling in right bay on both floors, with
hinged panels opening onto blocked windows in right return gable; similar
panelling in first-floor room of rear wing. Left ground-floor room reported to
have flat-Tudor-arched stone fire surround beneath C20 wall-paper. Attic
formerly held Catholic chapel from mid C18, now removed; 2 Tuscan columns
flanking former communion rail survive. Left wing contains large flat Tudor-
arched stone fire surrounds in both ground-floor rooms; smaller chimney-piece
in same style on first floor; massive, closely-spaced first-floor joists. Rear
stair closed-string, dogleg stair with moulded handrail on splat balusters.
Source: J.W. Fawcett, History of the Parish of Dipton, Satley 1911, pp 12-14.


Listing NGR: NZ1482553655

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