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Startforth Hall, Startforth

Description: Startforth Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111766

OS Grid Reference: NZ0446915784
OS Grid Coordinates: 404469, 515784
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5373, -1.9324

Location: Startforth, Durham DL12 9AQ

Locality: Startforth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9AQ

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Listing Text

(South side)

12/175 Startforth Hall



Substantial House. C16 or early C17, remodelled with present front 1747 for
Feilding family; north-west wing converted in early C19 from outbuilding.
Stone, rendered and pebbledashed, with cut dressings; graduated stone slate
roofs. Plan: main block has 3 gabled wings to rear, the northern longer and
linking to north-west wing.

East elevation: 2 storeys on basement plinth, 5 bays, symmetrical, with set-
back 2-bay right wing. 4 steps with moulded nosings, the lower with curtails,
up to central old half-glazed door in eared and shouldered architrave with
pulvinated frieze, cornice and open pediment: Feilding arms and motto 'JE
VIES EN ESPRANCE' within. 12-pane sash windows in architraves. Coped gables
on corniced footstones; stepped-and-corniced end and ridge stacks. Wing has
2-panel door in raised stone surround; 16-pane sash on right and 12-pane
sashes above, all with tooled-and-margined lintels and sills. Coped right
gable, and end stack.

Right return shows cellar opening in architrave; rear wing has tripartite
sash and 1st floor 12-pane sash in architrave. Left return shows renewed
12-pane sash on ground floor and 2 chamfered attic lights. Rear wing has
similar windows.

3-gabled rear elevation: centre part shows small chamfered window below
Venetian stair window, with radial head, in stone surround. Other 12-pane
sashes and two 2-light chamfered mullioned windows in gables. Old fluted
lead rainwater head.

Interior: Entrance hall has Tuscan screen dated 1747, moulded cornice,
guilloche dado rail and tiled floor with Feilding motto. Drawing room with
re-set C17 panelling. Kitchen, in rear wing, has large chamfered segmental
fireplace. Open-well cut-string stair with column-on-vase balusters, moulded
and fluted newel, wreathed and ramped handrail, and curtail step.

Stair hall has panelled dado, stair window with classical detail, segmental
arch on stairhead and ceiling cornice with egg-and-dart. Central bedroom has
doorcase with eared architrave, pulvinated frieze and broken pediment;
fireplace with pedimented overmantel. South bedroom has more re-set C17

Cellar, partly barrel-vaulted, with old brick wine bins.

Listing NGR: NZ0446915784

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Source: English Heritage

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