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Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall

Description: Close House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238613

OS Grid Reference: NZ1271365863
OS Grid Coordinates: 412713, 565863
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9872, -1.8028

Location: Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland NE15 0HT

Locality: Heddon-on-the-Wall
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE15 0HT

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Listing Text

NZ 16 NW

20/128 Close House


Country house. 1779 for Calverly and Margaret Bewick. Ashlar with Lakeland
slate roof. Classical style. Three storeys, 5 bays with slightly-projecting
pedimented 3-bay centre. 2-leaf door in stone Ionic doorcase with attached
columns and open pediment. Ground and lst floor sill bands and broader 1st
floor band. Renewed sashes in architraves on ground floor. On 1st floor 12-
pane sashes in architraves with pulvinated friezes and cornices; pediment over
centre window. Square 6-pane sashes in architraves on 2nd floor. Modillion
cornice. Hipped roof with banded ridge stacks. 5-bay returns. On right return
large single-storey bow window dated 1800 on rainwater head. 2-storey, 4-bay
service wing to rear has 2 bays with 12-pane sashes and 2 bays with Venetian
windows on ground floor and tripartite windows above.

Interior: Rococo Room, with elaborate mid C19 Rococo plasterwork including
relief panels of musical instruments and cherubs and sopraporte oval panels of
classical scenes; elaborate marble fireplace with festoons, angle scrolls, and
crest in centre inscribed CMB for Calverley and Mary Bewick.

Gold Room has possibly re-used earlier C18 fireplace with bolection-moulded
surround; enriched cornice and flanking full-height fluted Ionic pilasters;
also an Adam-style plaster ceiling of c.1800.

Open-well cantilevered stair with iron stick balusters and ramped handrail.
On second floor, the former nursery floor, the stairwell is screened by two
tiers of turned balusters with square knops.

Listing NGR: NZ1271365863

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Source: English Heritage

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