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Latitude: 54.7423 / 54°44'32"N
Longitude: -1.3373 / 1°20'14"W
OS Eastings: 442758
OS Northings: 538792
OS Grid: NZ427387
Mapcode National: GBR MF3L.8T
Mapcode Global: WHD65.F2DB
Entry Name: The Castle
Listing Date: 8 December 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323098
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109419
Location: Castle Eden, County Durham, TS27
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Castle Eden
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Blackhall
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 4238 CASTLE EDEN CASTLE EDEN DENE
10/7 The Castle
Country house, c.1765 by William Newton for Rowland Burdon I; possibly altered
and given Gothick details by Sir John Soane c.1780; later additions included
palmhouse of 1863 by F.R. Hicks and north wing of 1893. Main block ashlar
Hesleden limestone with slate roof; rubble rear. Prefabricated concrete
palmhouse. Classical style with Gothick details. Symmetrical 3-storey, 7-bay
front with canted 3-bay centre has single-storey 6-bay palmhouse with half-bay
ends across ground floor. Palmhouse has central Tudor-arched entrance, flanking
4-light mullioned-and-transomed windows, embattled parapet with pinnacles and
hipped glass roof. Main block has replaced 12-pane sashes and replaced 6-pane
sashes to third storey; windows have depressed-pointed heads and hoodmoulds.
Embattled parapet with slightly-projecting square corner turrets; low-pitched
hipped roof with ridge chimneys. 5-bay returns and rear have similar details.
3-storey, 2-bay north wing has ground-floor bay windows with embattled parapets,
3-light mullioned windows above; eaves cornice, parapet and hipped slate roof.
Interior has neo-classical details: central hall, leading to oval saloon, has
second-floor gallery running round 3 sides and supported on fourth side by
screen of Ionic columns and end pilasters; domed roof light above. Several
mid C18 chimneypieces and other contemporary fittings.
C20 additions not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ4275838792
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