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The Hall, Newton-by-the-Sea

Description: The Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237055

OS Grid Reference: NU1864024158
OS Grid Coordinates: 418640, 624158
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5108, -1.7064

Location: Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE67 5DW

Locality: Newton-by-the-Sea
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE67 5DW

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Listing Text


2/164 The Hall


House. 1818 by John Dobson for Henry Taylor; enlarged and remodelled 1910 by
Robert Mauchlen. Ashlar: Graduated Lakeland slate roofs except for Welsh
slates on some rear parts. 1818 parts in a plain Grecian style, 1910
extensions in a free Classical style. Overall L-plan.

Entrance (east) front in two parts. Left section is the 2-storey 5-bay main
block. Plinth, 1st floor and sill bands. 3 steps up to central distyle-in-
antis Greek Dorio porch with later glazing. Renewed 12-pane sash windows,
the lower with moulded sills. Plain frieze and boldly-projecting eaves
cornice. Hipped roof. To right is a lower 3-bay wing with similar fenestration
and 2 stepped-and-corniced ridge stacks. On far right the 1910 east wing
projects: 4-bay inner return shows similar fenestration except for projecting
end bay which is a gatehouse. This has broad panelled end pilasters flanking
distyle screen with plain Doric columns and lintels. Moulded and keyed
roundel above, holding sundial, is flanked by 12-pane sashes. Pyramidal roof
with central stepped-and-corniced stacks. In angle of wings is stone external
stair: circular plan, with stair bifurcating around pillar carrying sundial;
balustraded handrails; upper door under quadrant-plan stone canopy with
frieze, swept cap and owl finial.

South front shows similar detail and fenestration.

North elevation: Gatehouse on far left has flat arch on columns with moulded
caps, under cornice and keyed semicircular arch holding domed recess with
statue; flanking circular radial-glazed windows in raised surrounds.

West elevation: Main block has projecting stair wing with large leaded
round-arched window above flat-roofed single-storey extension with pedimented
centre; most windows plain sashes.

Interior largely early C20. Open-well stair with wrought-iron handrail.
Panelled sitting room with carved oak overmantel, ship painting and coffered
plaster ceiling. Dining room in east wing has panelled plaster ceiling, wood
columns and C17-style end fireplace with stone band.

Altered pent-roofed sun lounge at south-west corner is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NU1864024158

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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