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Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Pierremont, Darlington

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5318 / 54°31'54"N

Longitude: -1.565 / 1°33'53"W

OS Eastings: 428248

OS Northings: 515257

OS Grid: NZ282152

Mapcode National: GBR KJH1.Z7

Mapcode Global: WHC5W.XCY5

Entry Name: Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital

Listing Date: 28 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259261

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463064

Location: Darlington, DL3

County: Darlington

Electoral Ward/Division: Pierremont

Built-Up Area: Darlington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Darlington Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 21 NE
907-/2/10006

HOLLYHURST ROAD (south-east side)
Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital

GV
II
Memorial hospital. c1925. Red brick, with ashlar dressings and hipped Westmoreland slate roof with four ridge and single side wall stacks. Neo-Georgian style. Plinth, first floor band, dentillated eaves cornice. Windows are reglazed, in original openings with double keystones. First floor windows are smaller.

Two storeys; seventeen window range. Square plan, with extensions to rear. Only front range is of special interest. Slightly projecting centre, three windows, with bays defined by Ionic pilasters under a dentillated pediment containing a round window. Square porch with Ionic pilasters and flat roof with dentillated cornice. Steps up to panelled double doors with overlight. Above, a window with shouldered architrave, cornice and elongated keystone. Side ranges have regular fenestration, with pilasters three bays from each end, and at the angles.

Interior: central memorial hall, two storeys, has a cross beam ceiling on Ionic pilasters, with modillion cornices. Plinth and first floor sill band. Original octagonal pendant lights. On the lower level, ashlar wall panels listing the war dead. Above, similar plain panels, alternating with windows front and rear. In the centre, a black marble plinth with a wooden pedestal holding a book of remembrance.

At the rear, on each side, round-arched entrances to the cross corridor, with keystones. Cross corridor has plaster barrel vault and concrete dogleg stairs. Fully panelled boardroom has Ionic pilasters and dentillated cornice, and matching chimneypiece with panelled overmantel.

Listing NGR: NZ2824815257

This List entry has been amended to add the source for North East War Memorial Project Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 12 September 2018.

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

Description

NZ 21 NE
907-/2/10006

HOLLYHURST ROAD (south-east side)
Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital

GV
II
Memorial hospital. c1925. Red brick, with ashlar dressings and hipped Westmoreland slate roof with four ridge and single side wall stacks. Neo-Georgian style. Plinth, first floor band, dentillated eaves cornice. Windows are reglazed, in original openings with double keystones. First floor windows are smaller.

Two storeys; seventeen window range. Square plan, with extensions to rear. Only front range is of special interest. Slightly projecting centre, three windows, with bays defined by Ionic pilasters under a dentillated pediment containing a round window. Square porch with Ionic pilasters and flat roof with dentillated cornice. Steps up to panelled double doors with overlight. Above, a window with shouldered architrave, cornice and elongated keystone. Side ranges have regular fenestration, with pilasters three bays from each end, and at the angles.

Interior: central memorial hall, two storeys, has a cross beam ceiling on Ionic pilasters, with modillion cornices. Plinth and first floor sill band. Original octagonal pendant lights. On the lower level, ashlar wall panels listing the war dead. Above, similar plain panels, alternating with windows front and rear. In the centre, a black marble plinth with a wooden pedestal holding a book of remembrance.

At the rear, on each side, round-arched entrances to the cross corridor, with keystones. Cross corridor has plaster barrel vault and concrete dogleg stairs. Fully panelled boardroom has Ionic pilasters and dentillated cornice, and matching chimneypiece with panelled overmantel.

Listing NGR: NZ2824815257

This List entry has been amended to add the source for North East War Memorial Project Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 12 September 2018.

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