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Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Monk Hesleden, County Durham

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WPMWX+7F

Entry Name: Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel

Listing Date: 6 August 1952

Last Amended: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

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

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NZ 43 NE

HESLEDEN ROAD (north side, off)
Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel

(formerly listed as Hardwick Hall Hotel, previously 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.

Two-storey entrance front has low plinth and three giant Tuscan pilasters (at angles and to right of centre) dividing facade into three plus two bays. C20 glazed door and eight-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. Two-span low-pitched hipped roof with flat tops and ridge chimneys. Left return has three-storey, five-bay centre and two-storey, projecting end bays. Similar door and window arrangement. Central part-glazed door and three-pane overlight in moulded surround. Windows mainly replaced except for two 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 lateC19-early C20. Several c.1.0 to 1.5 metre thick stone walls in cellar. Second-floor former chapel has two 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

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