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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: HEADLAM HALL

List entry Number: 1121082

Location

HEADLAM HALL, THE GREEN

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityHeadlam

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111094

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Details

NZ 11 NE HEADLAM THE GREEN (East side)

6/10 Headlam Hall 7/1/52 GV II*

Country house. C17 core, perhaps incorporating older stonework, partly encased by L-shaped, mid C18 entrance block and early C20 north wing. C17 and C18 ranges of dressed sandstone; north wing of sandstone ashlar; early C20 roof of sandstone flags. " '

3-storey entrance front has 3 linked sections. Right section: mid C18, 5-bay block (with narrower 5-bay right return) has chamfered plinth, raised and chamfered quoins; central, glazed double doors in richly-detailed, rusticated surround; 12--pane sashes to ground and-first floors, and 16-pane sashes to second floor, in raised surrounds. Recessed, single-bay middle section: mid C18, 2 storeys with third storey added in early C20; Venetian windows to ground and first floors and tripartite window to second floor. Projecting, 3-bay north wing to left has quoins and 12-pane sashes in raised surrounds; left return has two corniced, lateral stacks. Steeply-pitched and slightly-swept hipped roof has flat top over north wing. Three massive, corniced ridge stacks.

3-storey, 9-bay rear, with mainly renewed mullioned windows, retains C17 character. 5-bay, E-shaped centre block has some original mullions and is flanked by recessed single bays with projecting mid C18 bay to left and far- projecting north wing to right. Four extruded bays of 2 and 3 storeys between the projecting rear bays. Central block with 3 and 4-light mullioned windows and central door under individual hoodmoulds to ground floor; mainly 4-light mullioned-and-transomed windows to first and second floors. Roof is hipped over each of the five projecting bays.

Interior: much altered in early C20 but retains mid C18 panelled entrance hall with pair of Tuscan columns; upstairs room said to have Jacobean panelling and a probably late C17 chimney piece with strapwork decoration and terms.

Detached stable range to north and stable block to east not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1802318884

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National Grid Reference: NZ 18023 18884

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