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Stanhope Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7494 / 54°44'57"N

Longitude: -2.0176 / 2°1'3"W

OS Eastings: 398961

OS Northings: 539377

OS Grid: NY989393

Mapcode National: GBR GFBJ.Z8

Mapcode Global: WHB3C.ZWCG

Entry Name: Stanhope Hall

Listing Date: 31 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407411

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 93 NE
20/269 Stanhope Hall
House, now 3 dwellings. C16/C17, possibly incorporating earlier fabric, with
alterations. Varied stone rubble with some millstone grit ashlar and quoins;
ashlar dressings. Stone-flagged roof with some Welsh slate. H-plan. East
elevation 3 storeys, 7 bays, the left 2 wider; one-storey, one-bay right
extension. 2-storey projections flank 3 central symmetrical bays which have
diagonally-boarded double door on iron brackets in chamfered Tudor-arched
surround; flanking cross windows, shorter first-floor cross windows and second-
floor 2-light windows, all single-chamfered with flat-fronted diamond mullions;
most of first 2 floors ashlar.

Left wing has sashes with slender glazing bars under stone and wood lintels;
right wing has flat stone lintels to renewed wood-mullioned cross window; door
at right under 4-pane overlight and flat stone lintel. Massive diagonal
buttress with many offsets on left corner of left wing; right wing has clasping
lower courses to lower left corner. Roof is hipped over main building and
catslide over wings; hips of Welsh slate. Wide stone chimney stacks irregularly
placed. Left return has Tudor-arched door and three 2-light stone-mullioned
windows; 5 stone corbels at centre of first floor formerly supported oriel,
replaced by 5-light mullioned-and-transomed window with outer lights blocked.
2-light stone-mullioned attic window; side bays have early C18-C19 sashes.

Interior: south wing, all one residence, has wide square-headed chamfered fire
lintel in east ground-floor room; first-floor west room has wide segmental-
arched stone fireplace with voussoirs, and small cupboard recess in wall at
left; beehive bread oven in chimney at right; chute to ground floor in fireplace
at left. Second-floor has 3 smaller flat-Tudor-arched chimney pieces. Stud-
and-plaster screen, with top diabolo balustrade, at west end of first-floor
room. Some doors early, some with 6 fielded panels brought from elsewhere.
Early C18 stair in narrow open well has closed string and ramped handrail on
tapered column-and-vase balusters; first-floor landing has splat balusters.
North wing has C17 closed-string dog-leg stair, through 3 floors, with fat
turned balusters, moulded high-topped handrail and square newels with acorn
finials, in rear projection. Ground floor has C17 panelled screen; similar
panelling in passage with boarded dado along opposite side.

Listing NGR: NY9896139377

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

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