Hetton Hall, Chatton
Description: Hetton Hall
Date Listed: 25 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 237496
OS Grid Reference: NU0405933420
OS Grid Coordinates: 404059, 633420
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5944, -1.9371
Location: Belford, Northumberland NE66 5SD
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NU 03 SW CHATTON HETTON
2/28 Hetton Hall
House. C15 tower-house with C18 and Cl9 additions. Dressed stone and rubble.
Rendered facade. Welsh slate roof. Tower-house at centre with wings left, right
and rear. Tower, 3 storeys, has from lst floor up a semicircular spiral stair
projection on large semicircular corbel with ovolo mouldings. At top the
projection is corbelled-out to receive a square turret which has gone. Left
return at parapet level has rounded corbels. The parapet has gone and the roof
was rebuilt possibly in the C16. Gables have splayed coping and a small window
with moulded C16 surround. 12-pane sashes, 2 to each floor. Smaller 12-pane sash
in stair projection. C18 or early C19 service and farm wing to left. 12-pane
sashes between C19 buttresses; round-arched doorway to rear and segmental carriage
entry. Apparently C19 range to right of tower has Victorian mullioned windows on
right return but earlier sashes on front. Staircase projection to rear of tower
has C19 windows in older masonry and some blocked windows. Mid C19 wing to rear.
Inside the tower is intact. Walls c.6 feet thick. To right of tower, first a
passage, then another wall of similar thickness. This contains a massive blocked
chimney facing room beyond. In roof space of this range is early masonry. All
doors to tower and older wing are 6-panelled and all windows have internal
shutters. Doors in rear of house later C19. On Tower 2nd floor an early C18
fireplace with bolection moulding, and in roof space, a fireplace with chamfered
jambs and Tudor-arched lintel. Stone stairs gone but newel post remains. Early
Cl9 staircases now in front and rear projections. Tunnel-vaulted ground floor
remains in part (visible from garage).
Listing NGR: NU0419329573
Source: English Heritage
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