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Southill Hall, Kimblesworth and Plawsworth

Description: Southill Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109385

OS Grid Reference: NZ2726047865
OS Grid Coordinates: 427260, 547865
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8249, -1.5772

Location: Kimblesworth, Durham DH3 4EQ

Locality: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH3 4EQ

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NE
(West side, off)
7/42 Southill Hall
1/2/67 (previously included
in the Civil Parish
of Plawsworth)

Small country house. Mid C18; largely rebuilt 1821 by John Dobson for Thomas
Fenwick. Ashlar sandstone and graduated green slate roofs. Square-plan main
block with T-plan service range on north. Plain classical style.

Main block 2-storeys,3 x 3 bays. Low plinth; corners break forward; tall
parapet above cornice with balustraded sections. West front: wide entrance
embrasure, in projecting surround with cornice and blocking course, leads to
replaced door and surround. Sashes, with intermediate glazing bars removed and
square-cut reveals, are elongated on ground floor. Narrow 2-storey canted bay
on south. Later single-storey projecting bay and wide 2-storey canted bay on
east. Low-pitched hipped roof hidden by parapet. Ridge stacks with top bands.

Slightly taller service range: 3 storeys; 3-bay inner returns and 7 bays across
rear. Sashes with square-cut reveals: 12-pane below; small 6-pane sashes on
second floor. Low-pitched hipped roof and tall corniced ridge stacks.

Interior of main block: 6-panel doors in wood architraves; 3-flight open-well,
cut-string staircase with handrail on ornamental cast-iron balusters; ground-
floor rooms with simple classical cornices.

Single-storey outbuildings, enclosing yard on rear of service range, are not of
special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2726047865

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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