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Fallodon Hall, Newton-by-the-Sea

Description: Fallodon Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237063

OS Grid Reference: NU2059423600
OS Grid Coordinates: 420594, 623600
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5057, -1.6755

Location: Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE66 3HF

Locality: Newton-by-the-Sea
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3HF

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Listing Text


3/172 Fallodon Hall


Country house. Early C18 for Thomas Wood; service wing extended to rear in
later C18; early C19 rear wing by John Dobson; remodelling and removal of
main block 2nd floor c.1920 by Reavell and Cahill of Alnwick, following a
severe fire. Main part brick in English Garden Wall bond 1 & 3, with sandstone
ashlar dressings; rear-wing squared stone; return and rear elevation of service
wing squared rubble. Graduated Lakeland slate roofs, except for Welsh slates
on rear parts of service wing. Plan: 7 x 3 bay main block with single-storey
entrance lobby extension on north; central rear wing with double-span service
wing on north.

West front. Main block 2 storeys, 3 + 1 + 3 bays, symmetrical. Rusticated
quoins, chamfered plinth and 1st floor band. Slightly-projecting centre has
glazed double doors, in round arch with imposts and keystone, in surround with
attached columns, metope frieze and cornice. 12-pane sash windows in stone
surrounds with stepped segmental heads, triple keystones and projecting moulded
sills. Moulded string below parapet with moulded coping. Hipped roof;
panelled stepped-and-banded stacks at left end and on ridge. Set forward to
left is single-storey entrance lobby of c. 1920 with 12-pane sash in keyed
architrave. Set back to far left is 2-storey 4-bay service wing; rusticated
quoins; half-glazed door in stone surround with C19 corbelled-out canted bay
to left and paired 12-pane sashes to right; 4-pane casements in early C18
recessed and chamfered surrounds above. Roof hipped to left; 2 stepped-and-
corniced old brick lateral stacks on left return.

North (entrance) front: Main block shows two 12-pane 1st-floor sashes in
surrounds, as on west front, and rainwater head dated 1796 with initials C.G.
(Sir Charles Grey) above flat-roofed single-storey extension. This has 3
12-pane sashes in keyed architraves; to right a projection with flush-panelled
door in eared architrave within pedimented porch with banded piers and metope

South front of main block shows central 3-window bow with glazed double doors
and radial overlight; fenestration as on south front, except that windows in
bow are square-headed.

Rear (east) elevation: Basement to centre and right. Set back to left are 2
bays similar to front, and another 1796 rainwater head. Central 3-bay
projecting wing with 12-pane sashes; hipped roof with early C20 flat-topped
dormers. Right 3-bay rear part of service wing.

Interior c.1920, except for service wing; early C18 front part has 2-panel
doors, some on L hinges, and old close-spaced transverse ceiling beams.

Former kitchen in rear parts has three chamfered segmental-arched fireplaces,
partly blocked.

Historical Note. Since the mid C18 the seat of a branch of the Grey family,
several of whom were prominent nationally. Earl Grey (1767-1828) was famous
for the Reform Bill; Sir Edward Grey (1862-1933), 'Grey of Fallodon' was
Foreign Secretary.

Listing NGR: NU2059423600

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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