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Description: Lady Waterford Hall
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 238070
OS Grid Reference: NT9471337597
OS Grid Coordinates: 394713, 637597
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6319, -2.0855
FORD FORD VILLAGE
17/103 Lady Waterford Hall
Former village school. 1860 for the Marchioness of Waterford. Snecked stone
with ashlar dressings. Roof has bands of Lakeland and Welsh slate roof. Tudor
style. Single storey, 6 bays. Outer bays have boarded doors in flat-topped
porches with corbel tables. Bays 2 and 5 each have 2 widely-spaced narrow side
lights with 4-pane sashes in chamfered surrounds under floating cornices. The
2 centre bays have similar 4-light windows. Corbel table. Over bays 2 and 5
very high and very steeply-pitched gables with overlapping coping and tall
corbelled-out octagonal corniced chimneys at the apex. In each gable an oval
panel in moulded frame bearing a crown and the monogram of the Marchioness of
Waterford. Very high, steeply-pitched gabled roof with overlapping coping.
Interior: the main hall was decorated from 1861-83 by the Marchioness with a
series of paintings, done on paper and stuck to the wall, like murals, in the
Pre-Raphaelite style. On the north wall 9 panels with biblical scenes in
arched surrounds with texts; in the spandrels roundels with portrait heads;
the spaces between have foliage and naturalistic detail. The east wall has a
large "Jesus in the midst of the doctors", the west wall a large illustration
of the text "Suffer little children to come unto me".
9-bay roof with moulded scissor braces.
All the figues used are portraits of village people and castle servants.
Hastings Neville: Under a Border Tower: Newcastle: 1896.
Listing NGR: NT9471337597
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Source: English Heritage
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