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The Chapel Outbuildings and Yard Walls at North End of Rock Hall, Rennington

Description: The Chapel Outbuildings and Yard Walls at North End of Rock Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237109

OS Grid Reference: NU2009120288
OS Grid Coordinates: 420091, 620288
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4760, -1.6837

Location: The Avenue, Rennington, Northumberland NE66 3SD

Locality: Rennington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3SD

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Listing Text

(West end)

15/218 The Chapel:
Outbuilding and
yard walls at
north end of
Rock Hall

Outbuildings with attached yard walls. Medieval, altered in early C19.
Rubble with cut dressings; Welsh slate roof. The 'Chapel' is a rectangular
east-west building; its west end forms part of a wall running north from
the north-west corner of the Hall to join the south end of the garden wall
(q.v.); and a second wall runs east from its north-east corner, returning
south to join the north-east corner of the Hall and thus enclosing an
irregular yard.

South wall of 'Chapel' shows blocked doorway with 2-centred chamfered arch;
two 2-light mullioned windows to right and a C20 window above; coped gable
ends, truncated stack near left end of ridge. Right return is C19 rebuild,
with wide pointed window; rear elevation, inside later outbuilding, shows
another 2-light window. Short length of crenellated wall to south joins
Hall north-west wing. Longer length of wall to north shows blocked opening
with timber lintel. Wall to east, with chamfered doorway, is 0.9 metre
thick and probably medieval, but thinner southward return may be early C19;
this section has a canted projection with a three-light mullioned-and-
transomed window.

Interior of 'Chapel' shows remains of large blocked segmental-arched fireplace,
with two brick-lined ovens in blocking.

Whether the 'Chapel' actually had an ecclesiastical function is unclear; in
the C17 it would seem to have served as a detached kitchen. The canted
projection follows the form of Dobson's early C19 extensions at the south end
of the Hall, and may have been built then in its present ruined form.

Listing NGR: NU2009120288

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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