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Newton Low Hall, Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland

Description: Newton Low Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236838

OS Grid Reference: NU1751705956
OS Grid Coordinates: 417517, 605956
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3473, -1.7253

Location: A1, Newton on the Moor, Northumberland NE65 9LD

Locality: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9LD

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Listing Text

NU 10 NE
(East side, off)
2/169 Newton Low Hall

House. Late C18 for the Cook family with late C19 service wing offshut.
South and west elevations finely-jointed squared stone, rear squared tooled
stone, offshut snecked stone; south and west slopes of main block roof
Scottish slate, other roofs Welsh slate; stacks renewed in yellow brick.
L-plan main block with L-plan service wing on north.

West (entrance) front in 2 parts: main block 2 storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical;
central 6-panel door, with 3-pane overlight, in architrave; renewed 12-pane
sash windows except for trompe l'oeil windows in right bay. Hipped roof with
ridge stack. Set back to left is a lower l-bay wing with renewed 12-pane
sashes, hip-ended roof and rendered lateral stack; at far left pent offshut
with two 9-pane sashes on left return. 5-bay south front has central 4-panel
door flanked by 4-pane sashes, all in giant round-arched recess containing
arched stair window in tooled ashlar surround with sill and impost bands and
archivolt; 12-pane sash with radial head. Other windows are renewed 12-pane
sashes except for trompe l'oeil on 1st floor far right. 2 ridge stacks.

Interior largely contemporary: Front door on long strap hinges; fielded-panel
doors and panelled shutters throughout; dining room has chimneypiece with
pulvinated frieze, and modillion cornice. Similar cornice in drawing room;
moulded arch to stair hall, which has 4-panel door with radial fanlight to
service wing; dog-leg open-string stair with stick balusters, moulded newels
and moulded ramped handrail. Bedrooms have fireplaces with old ironwork;
bathroom has old lead-lined sink exposed by lifting window sill, with later
ceramic bowl inset.

Listing NGR: NU1751705956

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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