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Shortridge Hall, Warkworth

Description: Shortridge Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 237223

OS Grid Reference: NU2403007839
OS Grid Coordinates: 424030, 607839
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3640, -1.6225

Location: Warkworth, Northumberland NE65 0WJ

Locality: Warkworth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 0WJ

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Listing Text

NU 20 NW

10/332 Shortridge Hall
31.12.69 (formerly listed as
Shortridge Hall (County
Council - Old Peoples s


Country House, now old peoples' home. 1898 by W.L. Newcombe of Newcastle for
Mr. R. Deuchar. Squared stone with ashlar dressings; graduated Lakeland slate
roof. Near-square plan with central stair hall; short wing to west. Classical

South front. Main part 2 storeys, 3 + 1 + 3 bays, symmetrical. Plinth; 1st
floor sill band. Centre bay has prostyle Roman Doric porch,with paired
columns to front and sides on high plinth walls, enclosing part-glazed double
doors with overlight and side-lights. 1st floor tripartite sash in architrave
with balustraded parapet above between pilasters with urn finials. Side
parts have French windows in architraves under cornices; 1st-floor plate glass
sashes under cornices. Hipped roof with 2 corniced stacks on each side slope.
Set back to left a 1-bay wing showing similar fenestration; hip-ended roof
with ridge stack.

West front 2 bays, with projecting 3-bay wing to left; similar fenestration.
East front 7 bays, the centre a 3-window bow, with ground floor windows under
a linked cornice. North (entrance) front has centre porch similar to that on
south; centre 3 bays have 2nd floor with balustraded parapet.

All ground-floor windows have patterned glazing to top lights, each with
Deuchar arms and motto in Greek Key border.

Interior largely contemporary: Full-height central hall with 3-bay elliptical
arcade on west and imperial stair with moulded square balusters, moulded
handrails, panelled newels with pendants and similar balcony balustrade; domed
roof light with coloured glazing. Ornamental cornices. Half-glazed screen
to entrance lobby

Attached altered single-storey link and other buildings to north-west are not
of special interest

Listing NGR: NU2403007839

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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