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Description: Shincliffe Hall
Date Listed: 7 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109970
OS Grid Reference: NZ2875040053
OS Grid Coordinates: 428750, 540053
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7546, -1.5548
SHINCLIFFE HALL LANE
(South end, off)
13/89 Shincliffe Hall
House, now occupied by Durham University Graduates' Society. Circa 1771 for
William Rudd, with C20 alterations. Narrow brick in Flemish bond with painted
stone dressings. Main block has graduated stone tiles on roof; wing has Welsh
slate roof. Old brick chimney stacks. Double-span main block with contemporary
wing set corner-to-corner on right rear.
2-storey, 3-bay garden front has band between storeys and replaced sashes with
projecting stone sills and segmental brick heads. Late C20 addition on ground-
floor right bay. Steeply-pitched 2-span roof with stone-coped gable parapets
and shaped kneelers. Tumbled-in brickwork on gables. Twin-gabled returns:
2-storey canted brick bay, with replaced sashes and hipped roof, on left
return of front range; some 12-pane sashes on left return of rear range;
2-storey late C19 lean-to addition on right return. Tripartite sash window
and early C20 glazed octagonal porch on rear of main block.
3-bay wing, of 2 storeys and attics,has mainly replaced sashes, some in
altered openings,and a catslide roof with transverse end stacks. Lower
2-storey rear facing courtyard.
Interior: main block contains cut-string, open-well staircase, of 3 flights
plus landing rail, with 2 turned balusters per tread and a ramped and wreathed
handrail. Staircase hall has modillion cornice. 6-panel doors in architraves
with panelled reveals.
Late C20 flat-roofed addition on right ground-floor bay of garden front is
not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2875040053
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Source: English Heritage
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