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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: ROCKLIFFE HALL IN ROCKLIFFE PARK

List entry Number: 1185949

Location

ROCKLIFFE HALL IN ROCKLIFFE PARK, HURWORTH ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
DarlingtonUnitary AuthorityHurworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Jul-1991

Date of most recent amendment: 20-Aug-1991

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 350506

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

In the entry for the following:-

HURWORTH HURWORTH ROAD NZ 20 NE (south side) 10/127 St Cuthbert's Hospital in Rockliffe Park

the address shall be amended to read:

NZ 20 NE HURWORTH HURWORTH ROAD (south side) 10/127 Rockliffe Hall in Rockliffe Park (formerly known as St Cuthbert's Hospital)

and the first sentence of the description shall be amended to read:

"Formerly a Country House and a Hospital."

------------------------------------ The following item shall be added:

HURWORTH HURWORTH ROAD NZ 20 NE (South Side)

10/127 St Cuthbert's Hospital in Rockliffe Park

II

Country House, now hospital. 1863-5 with C20 alterations. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse for A Backhouse. Red brick with ashlar dressings and patterned slate roofs with decorative ridge tiles. 14 tall decorative stacks. Ashlar coped gables, ashlar window surrounds. 2 storey plus attics. North entrance front has off-centre doorway in projecting porch with pointed archway with hood and pierced parapet with blank central panel, inner doorway has roll-moulded surround and original glazed door. Above a single light casement. To the left a gabled 2 storey square bay with 5 light cross mullion windows, those on the ground floor with pointed heads, and the gable contains a decorative roundel. To the right 2 plain sashes, above a double plain sash, then a 3 lights mullion window with sashes and relieving arches. Beyond a further 2 storey gabled square bay with 5 light cross mullion windows the upper one with a relieving arch, the gable contains a pair of lancers. Beyond a pair of cross mullion windows and 3 plain sashes with above 3 through eaves, gabled dormers each with a cross mullion window. To the right a further gabled, 2 storey projecting bay, canted on the ground floor with a central 2 light window a flanking single side lights and square above with 2 pairs of plain sashes with a balnk panel in the gable over. Beyond a pair of 2 light cross casements and a single light through eaves gabled dormer above. Beyond again a single storey wing with projecting gabled west front with pointed arch containing double garage doors.

At the north-east corner an attached, pierced wall with chamfered ashlar coping and a garden gateway with a gabled wall topped by a ball finial and with double iron gates.

East front has slightly projecting central bay with glazed door and flanking side lights, above a large staircase window, 4 lights with ashlar tracery, above a gable with a ball finial. To the left a single cross casement on the first floor and beyond a projecting canted 2 storey bay window, topped by a gable with ball finial; with a 2 light cross casement and flanking side lights, above a 2 light cross casement with a small lancet in the gable. To the right a single cross casement to each floor with beyond a slightly projecting gabled wing with 2 shouldered arched windows with between a buttress supporting an upper oriel window.

South front has central 2 storey canted bay windows with 3 light cross casements. Either side are slightly projecting 2 storey gabled wings with 4 light cross casements on the ground floor and light cross casements above. Each gable contains a small lancet and is topped by a ball finial. To the west a set back, single storey conservatory with 5 large windows partly obscured by a C20 lean-to wooden addition. Gabled upper floors behind with octagonal bell turret in corner. To the west again a 2 storey, gabled wing with projecting, 2 storey ashlar bay window canted on the ground floor and square above, topped by a balustrade with small tracery window in gable above.

INTERIOR: Has original cross-plan hall with 2 triple arched arcades with marble columns and ornated carved foliate capitals. Single flight and return staircase with unusual hexagonal patterned balustrade. The upper landing also has 2 triple arched arcades with plain columns and capitals. Former drawing-room has C18 style plaster panels, coving and ceiling. Former dining-room has dado panelling, fine pedimented doorcases and a swagged plaster frieze and coving. Western ground floor room has fine marble fireplace with elaborate marble overmould incorporating fine 3 light stain glass window. Most original doors and doorcases survive, some plaster ceilings and a single wooden fireplace.

Listing NGR: NZ2962609318

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National Grid Reference: NZ 29626 09318

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