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

Name: GARDEN WALL, PIERS, GATES, AND HOUSE ATTACHED AT BEAMISH HALL GARDENS

List entry Number: 1240739

Location

GARDEN WALL, PIERS, GATES, AND HOUSE ATTACHED AT BEAMISH HALL GARDENS

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityStanley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Oct-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 439254

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Details

NZ 25 SW STANLEY BEAMISH 8/146 Garden wall, piers, gates, and house 1/10/86 attached at Beamish Hall Gardens GV II* Garden wall with gatepiers and gate in east side, gate in south side and bath house, now house, attached to north-east. Early C18, with C19 alterations. Wall brick with ashlar dressings; external leaf of west side is coursed sandstone rubble with plinth and quoins, and brick dressings; stone coping. Ashlar piers and wrought iron gates. House has ashlar south elevation with Welsh slate roof. Wall encloses rectangular garden; former heated wall on west side has 6 blocked low segmental brick flue arches; remainder of wall pilastered brick; all with flat stone coping. Boarded door under flat stone lintel in north part of west wall; inserted brick arch in south wall over round-headed wrought iron gate, dated 1849; 2 tall square piers in east side have chamfered rustication and wide cornices with urn finials; scroll-topped jambs hold single gate and flanking matching railings under overthrow of wide band of graduated scrolls, and finial of scroll and water-leaf patterns, with central cipher of letter W. Gates and railings have high spearhead dog-bars and intermediate bars. House attached has C19 temple-style front to garden of Beamish Hall (q.v.), with tetrastyle Tuscan pedimented portico; partly-glazed panelled door and flanking sashes with fine glazing bars. Steps along full width flanked by low flat-coped walls. The cipher W seems unlikely to relate to the Wray family for Thomas Wray sold Beamish Hall in 1671; it possibly refers to King William. East gates damaged at time of survey, and partly repaired with C20 nuts and bolts.

Listing NGR: NZ2092854692

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National Grid Reference: NZ 20928 54692

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