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Hardwick Hall Hotel, Monk Hesleden

Description: Hardwick Hall Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 109439

OS Grid Reference: NZ4507239189
OS Grid Coordinates: 445072, 539189
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7456, -1.3013

Location: B1281, Monk Hesleden, Durham TS27 4PA

Locality: Monk Hesleden
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: TS27 4PA

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Listing Text

(North side, off)

6/27 Hardwick Hall Hotel (formerly
6/8/52 listed as Hardwick Hall)


Medium-sized country house now an hotel. Early-mid C18 with later additions
incorporating an older, possibly C16, core. Hand-made brick covered with
incised render, Welsh slate roofs and rendered chimneys. L-plan. 2-storey
entrance front has low plinth and 3 giant Tuscan pilasters (at angles and to
right of centre) dividing facade into 3 plus 2 bays. C20 glazed door and 8-pane
overlight in elaborate moulded doorcase with broken scrolled pediment on consoles
in third bay. C20 leaded casements in deep reveals have moulded surrounds and
segmental heads with triple dropped keystones. Tall panelled parapet has end
ball finials. 2-span low-pitched hipped roof with flat tops and ridge chimneys.
Left return has 3-storey, 5-bay centre and 2-storey, projecting end bays.
Similar door and window arrangment. Central part-glazed door and 3-pane overlight
in moulded surround. Windows mainly replaced except for 2 first floor 12-pane
sashes with thick glazing bars. End bays have round-arched niche to each storey:
right bay niches contain statues; lower niche of left bay filled in. Ovolo-
moulded coping stepped over centre and ramped above end bays.

Interior remodelled in lateCl9-early C20. Several c.l.O-to 1.5-metre thick stone
walls in cellar. Second-floor former chapel has 2 stoups and traces of mid C18
panelling and modillioned cornice behind C20 cupboards. Priest's hole, said
to date from C16, in garret behind internal chimney breast.

Late C20 addition to right of entrance front and detached outbuildings to rear
not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4507239189

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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