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Burn Hall, Durham

Description: Burn Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110172

OS Grid Reference: NZ2608438673
OS Grid Coordinates: 426084, 538673
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7424, -1.5963

Location: Burn Hall, Durham DH1 3SS

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 3SS

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Listing Text

NZ23NE (West side)

8/121 Burn Hall


Country house. 1821-34 by Ignatius Bonomi; built by Moody of Ushaw; for B.
J. Salvin. Sandstone ashlar with graduated Lakeland slate roof; rear
range rendered. Irregular plan with symmetrical front range, 2 storeys and
attics; 11 bays. Main elevation has channelled rustication. Giant tetrastyle
unfluted Ionic porte-cochere in central 3 bays contains one-storey, one-
bay fluted Ionic porch and flanking sashes. 6 panel round-headed door in
rusticated hollow reveal. Sashes above and in remaining bays have glazing
bars, some altered, aprons and plain reveals; blocked lunettes over those
on ground floor in end bays, with scrolled keystones and foliage-carved
spandrels. Outer bays project slightly and have wide pilasters flanking
windows. First floor string; top entablature and roof parapet, balustraded
over windows. Mansard roof has square-headed attic windows almost concealed;
tall ashlar chimneys with plinths and cornices. Two-storey rear domestic

Interior: Imperial stair with wreathed handrail and double curtail on
first central flight; Gothic cast iron bulustrade. Rear ground floor
passage has round-headed niches with enriched lugged mouldings; reception
room to right of entrance hall has panelled dado and rich rococo stucco
ceiling with fruit and flower decoration. Hall has modillioned cornice;
rich stucco cornices in other rooms.

C20 3-storey right rear extension is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2608438673

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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