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Beamish Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanley, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8879 / 54°53'16"N

Longitude: -1.6712 / 1°40'16"W

OS Eastings: 421191

OS Northings: 554843

OS Grid: NZ211548

Mapcode National: GBR JCRX.ZM

Mapcode Global: WHC43.9DGQ

Entry Name: Beamish Hall

Listing Date: 19 July 1950

Last Amended: 21 January 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439252

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 25 SW STANLEY BEAMISH
8/144 Beamish Hall (Formerly
19/7/50 listed as Beamish Hall
including Stables)
GV II*
Large house, now museum and residential college. Late C16/early C17 core; most
of main block early-mid C18; alterations and additions in 1813, 1897, and early
C20. Mostly sandstone ashlar; right return includes C17 rendered part; rear
wing of the latter is painted brick; brick C20 rear. Roofs graduated
Lakeland slate and Welsh slate with some fishscale bands. Irregular plan; 3
ranges of varied sizes round yard with other buildings inserted.
Main front: 3 storeys, 2 builds of 3 and 7 bays. Earlier 7-bay build at right
has nosed steps up to central wide late C19 Ionic porch with 6 columns,
entablature and blocking course. Sash windows, smaller on second floor, with
fine glazing bars, in architraves. Giant corner pilasters support top
entablature and ramped parapet; first-floor band and first-floor cornice. C20
3-bay left part has central segmental pediment, and pilaster, top entablature
and parapet. Central bowed projection with balustraded balcony above. Sash
windows with fine glazing bars. Central balcony door. Ground-floor windows in
outer bays have stepped architraves with long corniced keystones; first-floor
openings have quintuple keystones. Hipped roof over each section with corniced,
banded ashlar chimney to right of fifth bay; similar chimney between builds.
Right return has full-height bowed projection in main part; 3-storey, 3-bay C17
set-back part with tripartite sashes. Projecting 3-storey, 7-bay early C20
addition in classical style.
Left return has bowed full-height projection. Early C19 rear block projects
with 6-bay loggia facing front, and 5-bay left return in Ionic style. Spring-
head in recessed stone arch in ashlar housing. Rear ball-room block of 1909
(rain water heads). Flat-Tudor-arched chamfered stone surround to rear wing of
C17 part.
Interior: blocked flat-Tudor-arched chamfered stone doorway in C17 rear wing;
C18 front range has much fielded panelling and stucco ceiling decoration, with
6-panelled doors, and panelled window shutters; pedimented doorcases; open-well
stair has ramped grip handrail on column balusters, alternately fluted, with
wreath and curtail; ramped, panelled dado. Second stair is dogleg with similar
balustrade and dado and splat newels; upper flight altered. Some C18 corniced
chimneypieces.


Listing NGR: NZ2119154843

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

Description

NZ 25 SW STANLEY BEAMISH
8/144 Beamish Hall (Formerly
19/7/50 listed as Beamish Hall
including Stables)
GV II*
Large house, now museum and residential college. Late C16/early C17 core; most
of main block early-mid C18; alterations and additions in 1813, 1897, and early
C20. Mostly sandstone ashlar; right return includes C17 rendered part; rear
wing of the latter is painted brick; brick C20 rear. Roofs graduated
Lakeland slate and Welsh slate with some fishscale bands. Irregular plan; 3
ranges of varied sizes round yard with other buildings inserted.
Main front: 3 storeys, 2 builds of 3 and 7 bays. Earlier 7-bay build at right
has nosed steps up to central wide late C19 Ionic porch with 6 columns,
entablature and blocking course. Sash windows, smaller on second floor, with
fine glazing bars, in architraves. Giant corner pilasters support top
entablature and ramped parapet; first-floor band and first-floor cornice. C20
3-bay left part has central segmental pediment, and pilaster, top entablature
and parapet. Central bowed projection with balustraded balcony above. Sash
windows with fine glazing bars. Central balcony door. Ground-floor windows in
outer bays have stepped architraves with long corniced keystones; first-floor
openings have quintuple keystones. Hipped roof over each section with corniced,
banded ashlar chimney to right of fifth bay; similar chimney between builds.
Right return has full-height bowed projection in main part; 3-storey, 3-bay C17
set-back part with tripartite sashes. Projecting 3-storey, 7-bay early C20
addition in classical style.
Left return has bowed full-height projection. Early C19 rear block projects
with 6-bay loggia facing front, and 5-bay left return in Ionic style. Spring-
head in recessed stone arch in ashlar housing. Rear ball-room block of 1909
(rain water heads). Flat-Tudor-arched chamfered stone surround to rear wing of
C17 part.
Interior: blocked flat-Tudor-arched chamfered stone doorway in C17 rear wing;
C18 front range has much fielded panelling and stucco ceiling decoration, with
6-panelled doors, and panelled window shutters; pedimented doorcases; open-well
stair has ramped grip handrail on column balusters, alternately fluted, with
wreath and curtail; ramped, panelled dado. Second stair is dogleg with similar
balustrade and dado and splat newels; upper flight altered. Some C18 corniced
chimneypieces.


Listing NGR: NZ2119154843

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