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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: LOW MIDDLETON HALL AND FORMER STABLE ON REAR

List entry Number: 1185935

Location

LOW MIDDLETON HALL AND FORMER STABLE ON REAR, LOW MIDDLETON

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

County District District Type Parish
DarlingtonUnitary AuthorityMiddleton St. George

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 350466

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Details

MIDDLETON ST. GEORGE LOW MIDDLETON NZ 31 SE (West side)

9/63 Low Middleton Hall 6/6/52 and former stable on rear

GV II*

House. 1721 for Robert Killinghall, date and initials on 2 rainwater heads; late C18 alterations and additions; c.1870 additions on rear. Squared red sandstone with narrow brick dressings; pantiled roofs; old brick chimney stacks; rear additions partly roughcast brick. One-room-deep main block with 2 gabled wings on rear; late C18 wing and late C19 former stable on central rear wing; c.1870 tower and stair turret on right rear.

3-storey, 10-bay main block. Squared quoin. Doorway and two early C19 12-pane sashes in altered openings on centre of ground floor. Original openings elsewhere with brick jambs and flat arches. 12-pane sashes have mainly thick glazing bars with ovolo moulding inside; square 6-pane sashes and 12-pane horizontal-sliding sashes on top floor. Square stone sundial with iron gnomon on centre of first floor. Eaves raised in narrow brick. Painted stone cornice. Steep roof with coped gables, end and ridge stacks. Lead rainwater head (1721 RKI) on left return. Elaborate rainwater head dated 1696 and lead tank dated 1765 (brought c.1890 from a house in Yarm) on left rear. Two 2-storey, one-bay deep gabled wings on rear partly hidden by later additions. Centre wing has embattled parapet and 1721 rainwater head. Rear additions: 3-storey square-plan tower and lower stair turret with embattled parapets on right rear; probably late C18, tall single-storey 2-bay wing and 2-storey, 3-bay former stable on rear of gabled central wing (the former has 6-panel door and paired sashes; the latter has central Dutch door and partly-glazed hit-and-miss windows); continuous steeply-pitched roof over wing and stable.

Interior of main block: central open-well C18 staircase with C19 stick balusters and handrail. Back stair, of 6 flights and 2 landings around narrow open well, has moulded closed string, panelled newels, turned balusters and a ramped square-sectioned handrail. Ground-floor room at right has original panelling with dado rail, bolection-moulded wood chimneypiece with overmantel, round-arched 8-panel door with panelled reveals, and ceiling cornice; small room in centre has similar panelling. First-floor bedrooms also with early C18 panelling and some 2-panel doors.

Rear additions and former stable included for group value. Altered cottage on rear of stable is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ3646510885

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National Grid Reference: NZ 36465 10885

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