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Wallington Hall, Wallington Demesne

Description: Wallington Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238469

OS Grid Reference: NZ0288084191
OS Grid Coordinates: 402880, 584191
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1521, -1.9563

Location: B6342, Wallington Demesne, Northumberland NE61 4AR

Locality: Wallington Demesne
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 4AR

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Listing Text

NZ 0284
21/220 Wallington Hall
Country House built on site of earlier Fenwick house in 1688, for Sir William
Blackett; remodelled 1735-45, probably by Daniel Garrett, for Sir William
Calverley Blackett. Further alterations 1853-4 by John Dobson, on advice of
Ruskin. Tooled-and-margined stone, with dressings; slate roofs. Square plan
with ranges around courtyard, roofed over and converted into Central Hall in
1853 & 4;two small service wings to north. Classical style with little external

South front 2 storeys, 3+3+3 bays, symmetrical. Rusticated end quoins, bands
at lst floor and below eaves. Central slightly-projecting pedimented section
has French window in eared architrave under consoles carrying broken pediment
with Trevelyan arms, and flanked by 8-pane sashes; 18-pane sashes to 1st floor.
Flanking sections have 18-pane dashes with 15-pane sashes above and eaves cornice.
All windows in architraves set in shallow projections running the full height
of the wall. Top entablature has flattened ball finials with spikes on swept
bases flanking pediment and at ends of facade. Hipped roof.

East front 2+3+1+3+2 bays; plainer detail, central Tuscan porch. To far right
a 1-storey service wing with firebell in wooden bellcote on ridge.

Interior; notable mid-C18 plasterwork by Pietro Francini, especially in the
Saloon; also important contemporary woodwork. Simple but elegant Imperial stair.
Arcaded Central Hall has Pre-Raphaelite mural paintings by William Bell Scott,
and one panel by John Ruskin.

See articles by John Cornforth in Country Life MCLVII 854-8, 922-6, 986-9.

Listing NGR: NZ0288084191

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Source: English Heritage

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