Description: Howick Hall West Wing
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237008
OS Grid Reference: NU2474417527
OS Grid Coordinates: 424744, 617527
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4510, -1.6103
NU 2417 LONGHOUGHTON HOWICK HALL
16/117 Howick Hall
Kitchen wing and service buildings. 1782 by William Newton for Sir Henry
Grey, altered and converted to house in later C20. Main block ashlar, other
parts ashlar and squared stone; roof slopes to courtyard largely graduated
Lakeland slate, other slopes Welsh slate. Plan: Rectangular main block with
ranges around courtyard on north.
South front of main block 2 storeys, 1 + 3 + 1 bays. Plinth, ground floor
impost string, 1st floor band. Blind arcade to ground floor. Slightly-
projecting centre has 12-pane sashes on ground floor, the central converted
to French window; similar windows above. Modillion cornice and pediment.
Left end blocked ground-floor window with 12-pane sash above; right end ground
floor behind attached wing; sash above. Some sashes renewed. Hipped roof;
centre belfry has round arch with imposts and plain flanking pilasters above
moulded roundels with hoodmould continued as string. Pyramidal slated roof
with weathervane. Left return 1 + 3 + 1 bays with slightly-projecting
pedimented centre. Sill bands. Ground floor 15-pane sashes lengthened to cut
sill band; 12-pane sashes above. Late C19 or C20 single-storey wing to left
has paired 15-pane sashes in end, two single sashes on inner return and hipped
roof. Right return similar to left except that all windows are renewed
Elevations to courtyard: 7-bay main block remodelled late C20 with central
arched doorway and small-paned sashes. West range 2 storeys 3 + 4 + 3 bays;
taller central part, set forward, has central arch with flush-panelled double
doors and radial fanlight; renewed 12-pane sashes with 6-pane sashes in flat-
topped half-dormers above; end stacks. Flanking parts have doorway in end
bays and 6-pane sashes. Single-storey 2-bay centre part of north range has
rusticated quoins and central arch with vertical-panelled double doors under
radial fanlight; flanking altered windows. Coped gables with stepped-and-
banded end stacks. On east side a pedimented central gateway with rusticated
quoins and elliptical arch, between pent outbuildings (that on right remodelled
C20) backing onto tall wall.
Listing NGR: NU2474417527
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