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Southill Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Kimblesworth and Plawsworth, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8249 / 54°49'29"N

Longitude: -1.5772 / 1°34'37"W

OS Eastings: 427260

OS Northings: 547865

OS Grid: NZ272478

Mapcode National: GBR KDFN.B6

Mapcode Global: WHC4B.RZ4K

Plus Code: 9C6WRCFF+X4

Entry Name: Southill Hall

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323089

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109385

Location: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth, County Durham, DH3

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Kimblesworth

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NE
(West side, off)
7/42 Southill Hall
1/2/67 (previously included
in the Civil Parish
of Plawsworth)

Small country house. Mid C18; largely rebuilt 1821 by John Dobson for Thomas
Fenwick. Ashlar sandstone and graduated green slate roofs. Square-plan main
block with T-plan service range on north. Plain classical style.

Main block 2-storeys,3 x 3 bays. Low plinth; corners break forward; tall
parapet above cornice with balustraded sections. West front: wide entrance
embrasure, in projecting surround with cornice and blocking course, leads to
replaced door and surround. Sashes, with intermediate glazing bars removed and
square-cut reveals, are elongated on ground floor. Narrow 2-storey canted bay
on south. Later single-storey projecting bay and wide 2-storey canted bay on
east. Low-pitched hipped roof hidden by parapet. Ridge stacks with top bands.

Slightly taller service range: 3 storeys; 3-bay inner returns and 7 bays across
rear. Sashes with square-cut reveals: 12-pane below; small 6-pane sashes on
second floor. Low-pitched hipped roof and tall corniced ridge stacks.

Interior of main block: 6-panel doors in wood architraves; 3-flight open-well,
cut-string staircase with handrail on ornamental cast-iron balusters; ground-
floor rooms with simple classical cornices.

Single-storey outbuildings, enclosing yard on rear of service range, are not of
special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2726047865

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

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