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Description: Ord House
Date Listed: 22 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 237960
OS Grid Reference: NT9816651557
OS Grid Coordinates: 398166, 651557
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7574, -2.0308
ORD EAST ORD
NT 95 SE
2/107 Ord House
House. Early C18 for the Orde family, new facade and front rooms added 1789
for William Grieve. Ashlar with concrete tile roof. Double span with staircase
wing projecting to rear.
2 storeys plus basements and attics, 5 bays. 8 steps,with C20 railings, up
to central 6-panel door, and fanlight with intersecting glazing bars,in open-
pedimented surround with attached Tuscan columns. Basement has blank windows.
Elsewhere C20 sashes in raised surrounds. Eaves cornice and 3-bay pediment.
Gable roof with rendered end stacks. On each return a straight join between
the two builds marked by down pipes with rainwater heads dated 1789. Lower
2-storey, 2-bay square pavilions attached to rear corners of older section.
Windows in raised surrounds. Steeply-pitched swept, hipped roofs in Scottish
Interior. The front rooms have late-C18 interiors including, in the former
dining room, (now family room), a pine fireplace with delicate gesso decoration
and Ionic pilasters with Adam-style necking; palmette frieze and elaborately
enriched cornice. Drawing room has a fireplace which is bolder, with enriched
cornice-shelf on big scrolled brackets; plaster frieze of urns, scrolls and
palmettes; enriched dentil cornice. A similar pine and gesso fireplace on
In the rear section, an early-C18 staircase with carved tread ends, turned
balusters and boldly-moulded handrail. Also a fireplace with enriched
bolection-moulded frieze and egg-and-dart cornice shelf.
Raine: North Durham; London, 1852.
Listing NGR: NT9816651557
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Source: English Heritage
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