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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: SEATON HOLME

List entry Number: 1231692

Location

SEATON HOLME, HALL WALKS

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityEasington Village

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Feb-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 406880

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History

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Details

NZ 44 SW EASINGTON HALL WALKS (North side)

7/7 Seaton Holme (Formerly listed as 6.8.52 Easington old Rectory) I



Originally a rectory. In Local Authority use c.1930-1970. House of high social standing. C13 or early C14 with alterations and additions c.1600, late C18 and early-mid C19. Limewashed sandstone and limestone rubble; dressed sandstone buttresses, quoins and chimneys; several renewed brick stacks and steeply-pitched C19 and C20 Welsh slate roofs. Rough H-plan: original hall with parlour bay and cross-wing to right; cross-wing added c.1600 to left of hall range. Street facade: 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 bays, 2 storeys.

Hall range: C13 or early C14; 4 bays; 2 narrow stepped buttresses to front and rear; doorway in left bay. Major late C18 alterations involved insertion of 12-pane sashes and renewal of hall roof. Low parapet masks eaves. Rear has scattered fenestration including several 12 and 16-pane sashes and a C19 2-light window with round-arched heads. C20 brick gable stacks.

Projecting step-gabled cross-wing to right of hall range: C13 or early C14; one bay; 2 narrow stepped buttresses to front and rear. Roof entirely renewed c.1600, of curved-principal-rafter type (c.f. West Auckland Manor House, Co. Durham). Two 16-pane sashes with doorway to left. Traces of a large first floor lancet to rear. Early C19 2-bay wing attached to right has three 16-pane sashes and a moderate- pitch roof.

Projecting cross-wing to left of hall range: c.1600, street frontage and left return rebuilt early C19; 3 bays. Chamfered plinth and dressed quoins. Two 16-pane sash windows on ground floor and 3 above with chamfered reveals. First floor windows have projecting sills. Cornice with low parapet above. Moderate pitch roof. Corniced stacks project slightly beyond gable and rest on a row of 3 corbels. Fenestration of left return and rear renewed mid C19 in Tudor style. Tudor-arched doorway at rear also C19 but may incorporate older stonework. Remains of curved- principal-rafter roof.

Interior: Hall range has late C18 staircase. Cross wing to right has 2 doorways opening onto former screens passage.

Listing NGR: NZ4136443520

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National Grid Reference: NZ 41364 43520

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