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Acton Hall, Felton

Description: Acton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236762

OS Grid Reference: NU1850802426
OS Grid Coordinates: 418508, 602426
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3156, -1.7099

Location: Felton, Northumberland NE65 9NU

Locality: Felton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9NU

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Listing Text

NU 10 SE
6/93 Acton Hall

House. Main block c.1730 incorporating C17 or earlier fabric; extended to
east in early C19. Squared stone except for earlier rubble fabric in west
wall; cut dressings; Welsh slate roof. Double-span main block with extension
to east of front part.

South elevation in two sections. Left part 2 storeys + attics, 2 + 1 + 2
bays. Four steps, flanked by low walls carrying terracotta urns, up to
central C19 half-glazed door, with patterned glass, in bolection-moulded
surround, the moulding arched over a lintel panel with coat of arms; flanking
moulded brackets but no cornice. Sash windows in moulded surrounds. Ground-
floor openings have segmental floating pediments above. Coped gables on
moulded kneelers. Two flat-topped roof dormers with paired 8-pane casements.
Stepped-and-corniced end stacks, that to left rendered. 3-bay right part
shows sashes, coped gable on moulded kneelers and stepped-and-corniced right
end stack. Twin-gabled left return shows masonry of several different
periods: right projecting stepped chimney breast and outline of gable end
of earlier house; left 2 small chamfered windows and one with timber lintel.
Rear elevation shows several windows, with C19 fancy leaded glazing, and 2
round-arched stair windows.

Interior: Dining Room and Morning Room have enriched cornices; rear passage
has 2 panelled archways with imposts and keyblocks. Dog-leg open-string
stair with turned vase-on-urn balusters, similar newels, ramped and moulded
grip handrail and curtail step. Front block has 2-panel bedroom doors in
corniced surrounds, and 7-bay roof with pegged collar-beam trusses showing
carpenters numbers I, II, (III), 4, V and VI.

Note: the front elevation of the main block is almost identical to that of
Elyhaugh (q,v.), also in Felton parish, which is dated 1732.

Listing NGR: NU1850802426

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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