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Redworth Hall, Heighington

Description: Redworth Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 110807

OS Grid Reference: NZ2395623221
OS Grid Coordinates: 423956, 523221
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6036, -1.6307

Location: High Road, Heighington, Darlington DL5 6NL

Locality: Heighington
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL5 6NL

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Listing Text

(West side, off)
2/56 Redworth Hall
Large country house, now residential school. C17 core with rear wing of 1744
and additions c.1820 by Robert Surtees, and 1899. Squared sandstone rubble.
Plain-tiled roofs. Stone chimney stacks. T-plan: C19 entrance front with off-
centre rear wing.
Entrance front: 2 storeys plus gabled attics; irregular 6-bay centre flanked by
wide, projecting cross-wings. Stone-mullioned 2- and 3-light windows, some
transomed, with leaded and latticed casements and moulded labels. Full-height
projecting off-centre porch has moulded 4-centred doorway and carved Achievement
of Surtees Arms set beneath small gable. Similar projecting 3-storey square
bay to left. 3 flanking bays have 2-storey canted stone bay windows with
embattled parapets and gabled attics. Left wing has similar 2-storey canted
bay windows and attic windows. Right wing has tall canted oriel window with
embattled parapet; tall 12-light window and gabled attic on inner left return;
stepped external chimney and flanking windows on right return. All gables with
moulded copings. Steeply-pitched roofs. Stepped, conjoined and corniced
octagonal stacks on ridge.
4-storey square-plan tower, on rear of right wing, with embattled parapet and
taller stair turret.
3-storey, 3-bay rear wing has central replaced door in open-pedimented Tuscan
doorcase; scattered 12-pane sashes.
Interior: mainly C19 features in early C17 style, including large Tudor-arched
stone fireplace, with massive carved overmantel and flanking recesses, in former
Banqueting Hall. Several 6-panel doors in wood architraves.
The home of Robert Surtees (died 1834) the distinguished historian.

Listing NGR: NZ2395623221

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Source: English Heritage

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