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Alwent Hall, Gainford

Description: Alwent Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 111044

OS Grid Reference: NZ1427818587
OS Grid Coordinates: 414278, 518587
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5623, -1.7807

Location: Gainford, Durham DL2 3QH

Locality: Gainford
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3QH

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Listing Text

NZ 11 NW GAINFORD B6274 side, off)
(East side, off)

5/91 Alwent Hall


Large farmhouse. Late C17 with early C18 or Cl9 additions and alterations.
Sandstone rubble, garden front has some brick infill and dressed sandstone
section to right; mainly renewed pantiled roofs; rendered stone stacks.

Garden front, refenestrated in early Cl9, has dressed quoins. 2-storey, 4-bay
section with later, slightly-projecting 2-storey, 2-bay section to right. Part-
glazed 6-panel door in architrave with keystone in third bay from left; 4-pane
sashes in raised surrounds. Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables with shaped
kneelers; corniced end stacks and similar ridge stack. One-storey, one-bay
addition to right has large 6-pane sash, semicircular bread oven at right return
and steeply-pitched roof with right end stack of brick. Shed attached to right
has boarded door and steeply-pitched roof.

Rear has central projecting gabled, 2-storey staircase wing flanked by later
2-storey outshuts. 12-pane stair window with thick glazing bars and radial head
in raised surround with keystone and impost blocks; gable has moulded coping and
shaped kneelers. Irregular fenestration of outshuts includes two 2-light flat-
faced mullioned windows with 18-pane lights and thick glazing bars; several 6-pane
sashes in raised surrounds. Two-pitch roof has coped gables with shaped kneelers.

Interior: early-mid C18 panelling in several rooms; Entrance Hall has built-in
cupboards, 6-panel doors and 2-panel window shutters. Two-flight, cut-string
dogleg staircase with two turned balusters per tread and wreathed and ramped

Listing NGR: NZ1427818587

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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