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Eggleston Hall, Eggleston

Description: Eggleston Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111805

OS Grid Reference: NY9977023345
OS Grid Coordinates: 399770, 523345
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6053, -2.0051

Location: B6281, Eggleston, Durham DL12 0AG

Locality: Eggleston
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 0AG

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Listing Text

EGGLESTON B6281 North side
25/4 Eggleston Hall
House, now private residential school. 1827 by I. Bonomi for T. Hutchinson,
incorporating parts of earlier house. Sandstone ashlar with plinth; older rear
wing sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; roof of small graduated Lakeland
slates. Irregular plan: main range with long returns and set-back right wing.

Main range 2 storeys, 4 bays; right wing 2 lower storeys, 5 bays. Main block
symmetrical; projecting end bays linked by tetrastyle fluted Doric colonnade;
entablature with triglyph frieze. Central double panelled door, partly glazed,
flanked by aproned sashes with glazing bars. Similar windows in ground floor
of end bays; first floor sashes have glazing bars and projecting stone sills.
Top string, cornice and blocking course. Right wing windows mostly sashes with
glazing bars, the first and fifth bays wider. Low pitched hipped roofs have
corniced ridge chimneys. Rear range of rear courtyard incorporates gabled
2-storey, 2-bay range with blocked oeuil de boeuf over blocked doors with wood
lintels on both floors.

Interior: rear open-well stair has moulded rail on brass balustrade and
moulded wood steps. Hall screen of 2 ground-floor Ionic columns and 2 first-
floor Corinthian columns; Greek key fret at first floor sill level, with large
sash window; ceiling has stucco rinceau frieze. Stucco cornices in principal
ground-floor rooms: Greek key pattern in entrance hall and former morning room
(now subdivided); oak, vine and strawberry trails in dining room; and floral in
sitting room. 6-panel doors in fluted doorcases with acanthus flowers on
corner blocks. Older part in rear has deeply-bowed chamfered tie beam visible
in upper room.

Listing NGR: NY9977023345

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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