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Latitude: 54.7457 / 54°44'44"N
Longitude: -1.3013 / 1°18'4"W
OS Eastings: 445072
OS Northings: 539189
OS Grid: NZ450391
Mapcode National: GBR MFCK.1L
Mapcode Global: WHD5Z.ZZG9
Entry Name: Hardwick Hall Hotel
Listing Date: 6 August 1952
Last Amended: 11 October 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323084
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109439
Location: Monk Hesleden, County Durham, TS27
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Monk Hesleden
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Blackhall
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 43 NE MONK HESLEDEN HESLEDEN ROAD
(North side, off)
6/27 Hardwick Hall Hotel (formerly
6/8/52 listed as Hardwick Hall)
Medium-sized country house now an hotel. Early-mid C18 with later additions
incorporating an older, possibly C16, core. Hand-made brick covered with
incised render, Welsh slate roofs and rendered chimneys. L-plan. 2-storey
entrance front has low plinth and 3 giant Tuscan pilasters (at angles and to
right of centre) dividing facade into 3 plus 2 bays. C20 glazed door and 8-pane
overlight in elaborate moulded doorcase with broken scrolled pediment on consoles
in third bay. C20 leaded casements in deep reveals have moulded surrounds and
segmental heads with triple dropped keystones. Tall panelled parapet has end
ball finials. 2-span low-pitched hipped roof with flat tops and ridge chimneys.
Left return has 3-storey, 5-bay centre and 2-storey, projecting end bays.
Similar door and window arrangment. Central part-glazed door and 3-pane overlight
in moulded surround. Windows mainly replaced except for 2 first floor 12-pane
sashes with thick glazing bars. End bays have round-arched niche to each storey:
right bay niches contain statues; lower niche of left bay filled in. Ovolo-
moulded coping stepped over centre and ramped above end bays.
Interior remodelled in lateCl9-early C20. Several c.l.O-to 1.5-metre thick stone
walls in cellar. Second-floor former chapel has 2 stoups and traces of mid C18
panelling and modillioned cornice behind C20 cupboards. Priest's hole, said
to date from C16, in garret behind internal chimney breast.
Late C20 addition to right of entrance front and detached outbuildings to rear
not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ4507239189
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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