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Westholme Hall, Winston

Description: Westholme Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111142

OS Grid Reference: NZ1385317926
OS Grid Coordinates: 413853, 517926
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5564, -1.7873

Locality: Winston
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3QL

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Listing Text

(West side, off)

5/51 Westholme Hall
7.1.52 (Formerly listed as Westholme)


Manor house. Dated 1606, for John Dowthet; restored 1892. Sandstone rubble
with dressed quoins; pantiled roofs with triple course of sandstone flags at
eaves; ashlar stacks. H-plan.

3 storeys. 3-bay gabled centre with projecting, single-bay gabled cross wings.
Centre has doorway with ovolo-moulded jambs and jewelled stops within late Cl9
solid gabled porch in right bay. 6-light mullioned-and-transomed hall window
under stone relieving arch to left of door. Other windows 2-,3- and 4-light
stone mullioned-and-transomed, with leaded lights, some restored. Gables have
moulded coping and pyramidal finials; multi-faced sundial on central gable.
Similar windows on other facades. Left return has central external stack, stepped
above eaves; right return has similar stack corbelled on first floor. Two gabled
projecting staircase towers to rear, the right rebuilt. Steeply-pitched roof
has late C19 corniced end stacks and several similar ridge stacks.

Interior: main hall has five stone doorways with chamfered reveals and four-
centred heads; wide Tudor-arched fireplace in square surround with inscription:
1606 JOHN DOWTHET in spandrels. Former Great Chamber, now Upper Hall, has 6
similar doorways and small Tudor-arched fireplace; ornamental plaster frieze
and two raised plaster shields of the Scrope family below; late Cl9 wood gallery.
Kitchen has wide segmental stone fiiqplacearch with chamfered arris and jewelled
stops. Several four-centred stone'doorways, small Tudor-arched fireplaces and
two C17 doors.

Late Cl9 - early C20 extensions, attached outbuildings and detached farmbuildings
to rear not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1385317926

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Source: English Heritage

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