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Walls, Piers, Steps, Gates and Railings in Front of Tanfield Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Stanley, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8933 / 54°53'35"N

Longitude: -1.7073 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 418874

OS Northings: 555432

OS Grid: NZ188554

Mapcode National: GBR JCJV.5P

Mapcode Global: WHC42.R86L

Entry Name: Walls, Piers, Steps, Gates and Railings in Front of Tanfield Hall

Listing Date: 19 July 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260787

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439461

Location: Stanley, County Durham, DH9

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanley

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Tanfield

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 1855 STANLEY FRONT STREET
(North side)
Tanfield
18/181 Walls, piers, steps,
19/7/50 gates and railings
in front of Tanfield Hall
GV I
Walls, piers, steps, gates and railings. Early C18. Coursed squared sandstone walls
with ashlar coping; ashlar piers: stone steps; wrought iron gates, gatepiers and
railings.
Retaining wall to garden in front of house has projecting coping and supports tall
spearhead railings. Central flight of steps, the lowest swept, to high gates, with
dog-bars and scrolled half-rail below further intermediate bar; central panel with
leafy urn shape. Elaborate overthrow with broad scrolled band holding central
monogram roundel; scrolled cresting raised at centre, with similar roundel and vane,
and at ends above square wrought-iron piers with similar ornament. Scrolled spandrel
panels between these piers and the railings.
Each section of wall has central pilasters supporting decorative iron panel; left and
right ends of wall rise into square, corniced stone piers.
At left, adjacent to wall, 2 tall, square stone piers with pulvinated rustication
have wide cornices and ball finials.


Listing NGR: NZ1887455432

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

Description

NZ 1855 STANLEY FRONT STREET
(North side)
Tanfield
18/181 Walls, piers, steps,
19/7/50 gates and railings
in front of Tanfield Hall
GV I
Walls, piers, steps, gates and railings. Early C18. Coursed squared sandstone walls
with ashlar coping; ashlar piers: stone steps; wrought iron gates, gatepiers and
railings.
Retaining wall to garden in front of house has projecting coping and supports tall
spearhead railings. Central flight of steps, the lowest swept, to high gates, with
dog-bars and scrolled half-rail below further intermediate bar; central panel with
leafy urn shape. Elaborate overthrow with broad scrolled band holding central
monogram roundel; scrolled cresting raised at centre, with similar roundel and vane,
and at ends above square wrought-iron piers with similar ornament. Scrolled spandrel
panels between these piers and the railings.
Each section of wall has central pilasters supporting decorative iron panel; left and
right ends of wall rise into square, corniced stone piers.
At left, adjacent to wall, 2 tall, square stone piers with pulvinated rustication
have wide cornices and ball finials.


Listing NGR: NZ1887455432

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