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Description: Roddam Hall
Date Listed: 21 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 237562
OS Grid Reference: NU0253220473
OS Grid Coordinates: 402532, 620473
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4781, -1.9615
NU 02 SW RODDAM RODDAM
7/98 Roddam Hall
Country House. Early C18. Wings added 1768-83 by Lancelot Coxon for Edward
Roddam. Ashlar. Welsh slate renewed hipped roof; also some re-used local slate.
5-bay centre formerly 2½ storeys, lowered to 2 storeys in 1970's. One-bay links
to wings which project to form a courtyard. Centre block has rusticated quoins,
renewed 12-pane sashes in architraves and a mid-C19 porch with pedimented doorway,
rusticated quoins and cornice. Wings 5 bays, 1:3:1. Projecting 3-bay centres with
rusticated quoins. 1½ storeys. Windows in architraves. Right and left, on ground
floor blank, elliptical arches rising from imposts. A window or door in each arch.
The ends of the wings have pedimented gables. Later 3-bay extension, formerly a
coach house, on left.
Garden front similar in style with pedimented wings and architraves to all windows.
Doorway with pediment, Tuscan columns and triglyph frieze. Corniced stone chimney
Inside much changed but mainly with re-used material. Many original doors and
window reveals, and one good late C18 wood fireplace with Adam-style columns and
a frieze of rustic scenes and sea shells presumably designed for Admiral Roddam.
In former kitchen, now the garage, a dog's treadmill for turning the spit. Wooden
with many little turned balusters.
Rainwater heads, one dated 1783.
Northumberland County History Vol. XIV
Listing NGR: NU0253220473
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