Meldon Park, Meldon
Description: Meldon Park
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238337
OS Grid Reference: NZ1077985459
OS Grid Coordinates: 410779, 585459
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1633, -1.8323
Location: B6343, Hartburn, Northumberland NE61 3SW
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MELDON MELDON PARK
20/104 Meldon Park
(Formerly listed as
6.5.52 Meldon Hall)
Country House, 1832 by John Dobson for Isaac Cookson, some internal alterations
by Lutyens c.1930. Ashlar except for tooled and margined stone to rear of
service wings; slate roofs. Rectangular main block with parallel service wings
to north, truncated c.1960. Vest (entrance) front 2 storeys, 3 bays. Moulded
plinth, shallow angle pilasters, 1st floor band. Central bay slightly recessed
behind prostyle tetrastyle Ionic porch with two columns in antis in rear wall.
12-pane sash windows in architraves which extend down to plinth or band.
Ground-floor windows have cornices on richly-carved consoles. Modillion eaves
cornice and parapet with short central open balustrade to each bay. Hipped roof
has 2 stepped and corniced stacks with quadruple shafts. Lower 4-bay service
wing set back to left; 12 pane sashes, ground floor in architraves, stepped and
corniced stacks to left end and on ridge.
South front 5 bays, the central a full-height canted bay; similar detail. East
front 5 bays, the central 3 slightly recessed; end bays have tripartite sashes.
Lower service wing, set back to right,and link with conservatory (q.v.).
Interior; restrained decoration with marble chimneypieces in most rooms.
Imperial stair, altered by Lutyens. "The last flowering of the Georgian country
house tradition .... perhaps the best example of Dobson's competence as an
architect of country houses".
'Meldon Park' (M. Girouard), Country Life CXXXIX (1966) 406-9.
Listing NGR: NZ1077985459
Source: English Heritage
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