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Headlam Hall, Headlam

Description: Headlam Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111094

OS Grid Reference: NZ1802318884
OS Grid Coordinates: 418023, 518884
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5649, -1.7228

Location: Headlam, Durham DL2 3HA

Locality: Headlam
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3HA

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There is also a scheduled monument, Packhorse bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(East side)

6/10 Headlam Hall

Country house. C17 core, perhaps incorporating older stonework, partly encased
by L-shaped, mid C18 entrance block and early C20 north wing. C17 and C18
ranges of dressed sandstone; north wing of sandstone ashlar; early C20 roof of
sandstone flags. " '

3-storey entrance front has 3 linked sections. Right section: mid C18, 5-bay
block (with narrower 5-bay right return) has chamfered plinth, raised and
chamfered quoins; central, glazed double doors in richly-detailed, rusticated
surround; 12--pane sashes to ground and-first floors, and 16-pane sashes to
second floor, in raised surrounds. Recessed, single-bay middle section: mid
C18, 2 storeys with third storey added in early C20; Venetian windows to ground
and first floors and tripartite window to second floor. Projecting, 3-bay north
wing to left has quoins and 12-pane sashes in raised surrounds; left return has
two corniced, lateral stacks. Steeply-pitched and slightly-swept hipped roof
has flat top over north wing. Three massive, corniced ridge stacks.

3-storey, 9-bay rear, with mainly renewed mullioned windows, retains C17
character. 5-bay, E-shaped centre block has some original mullions and is
flanked by recessed single bays with projecting mid C18 bay to left and far-
projecting north wing to right. Four extruded bays of 2 and 3 storeys between
the projecting rear bays. Central block with 3 and 4-light mullioned windows
and central door under individual hoodmoulds to ground floor; mainly 4-light
mullioned-and-transomed windows to first and second floors. Roof is hipped over
each of the five projecting bays.

Interior: much altered in early C20 but retains mid C18 panelled entrance hall
with pair of Tuscan columns; upstairs room said to have Jacobean panelling and
a probably late C17 chimney piece with strapwork decoration and terms.

Detached stable range to north and stable block to east not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1802318884

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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