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Ovington Hall and Adjacent Cottage, Ovington

Description: Ovington Hall and Adjacent Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111706

OS Grid Reference: NZ1298314694
OS Grid Coordinates: 412983, 514694
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5274, -1.8009

Location: Girlington Bank, Ovington, Durham DL11 7BW

Locality: Ovington
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7BW

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Listing Text

(West end)

7/117 Ovington Hall and
30.7.87 adjacent cottage


House and cottage. Probably C17, extended and altered in C18. Rubble with
cut dressings, partly rendered; graduated stone slate roofs. Plan: original
house has east range incorporating cottage, two rear wings and ballroom
extension to north-west.

South front in two sections: 2 storeys, 2 + 4 bays. 2-bay rendered left
part is original house: central half-glazed door with 3-pane overlight in
raised tooled stone surround with ashlar panel over; 4-pane sash windows.
Steeply-pitched roof with coped gables on moulded kneelers and end stacks,
left stepped-and-corniced, right rebuilt in grey brick on old base. Right
part irregular. C20 French window and doorway, boarded door at right end
and 12-pane sashes in stone surrounds, some renewed. Coped right gable on
moulded kneelers, with end stack; stepped-and-corniced ridge stack.

Rear: Original house has two wings with stacks on gables. Earlier right
wing has fielded-panel door and sash windows in raised stone surrounds.
Added right ballroom extension with a single tall 24-pane sash in a similar
surround, and coped left gable on moulded kneelers, with end stack.

Interior: original house has heavy transverse ceiling beams. Ballroom has
basket-arched proscenium with Greek key frieze and imposts with paterae,
contemporary chimneypiece, folding fielded-panel shutters on butterfly hinges,
cornice with egg-and-dart, and ornamental ceiling rose.

Roof structure not seen, and may be of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1298314694

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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