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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WESTHOLME HALL

List entry Number: 1121056

Location

WESTHOLME HALL, B6274

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityWinston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Jul-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111142

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Details

NZ 11 NW WINSTON B6274 (West side, off)

5/51 Westholme Hall 7.1.52 (Formerly listed as Westholme)

II*

Manor house. Dated 1606, for John Dowthet; restored 1892. Sandstone rubble with dressed quoins; pantiled roofs with triple course of sandstone flags at eaves; ashlar stacks. H-plan.

3 storeys. 3-bay gabled centre with projecting, single-bay gabled cross wings. Centre has doorway with ovolo-moulded jambs and jewelled stops within late Cl9 solid gabled porch in right bay. 6-light mullioned-and-transomed hall window under stone relieving arch to left of door. Other windows 2-,3- and 4-light stone mullioned-and-transomed, with leaded lights, some restored. Gables have moulded coping and pyramidal finials; multi-faced sundial on central gable. Similar windows on other facades. Left return has central external stack, stepped above eaves; right return has similar stack corbelled on first floor. Two gabled projecting staircase towers to rear, the right rebuilt. Steeply-pitched roof has late C19 corniced end stacks and several similar ridge stacks.

Interior: main hall has five stone doorways with chamfered reveals and four- centred heads; wide Tudor-arched fireplace in square surround with inscription: 1606 JOHN DOWTHET in spandrels. Former Great Chamber, now Upper Hall, has 6 similar doorways and small Tudor-arched fireplace; ornamental plaster frieze and two raised plaster shields of the Scrope family below; late Cl9 wood gallery. Kitchen has wide segmental stone fiiqplacearch with chamfered arris and jewelled stops. Several four-centred stone'doorways, small Tudor-arched fireplaces and two C17 doors.

Late Cl9 - early C20 extensions, attached outbuildings and detached farmbuildings to rear not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1385317926

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National Grid Reference: NZ 13853 17926

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