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South Hall, Matfen

Description: South Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238657

OS Grid Reference: NZ0401074726
OS Grid Coordinates: 404010, 574726
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0670, -1.9387

Location: Richley Terrace, Matfen, Northumberland NE20 0SL

Locality: Matfen
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0SL

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Listing Text

NZ 07 SW

14/174 South Hall


House. Early C18. Ashlar with stone slate roof. L-plan. Two and a half
storeys, 7 bays. Rusticated quoins. Early C18 door with decorative lower
panels, and Gibbs' surround with cornice, in 2nd bay. Similar surround to
window in 6th bay to maintain symmetry. Narrow 8-pane sashes in raised moulded
surrounds. Steeply-pitched gabled roof with corniced end stack on right and
quadripartite corniced ridge stack. Left end stack has been removed. Flat
coping and renewed kneelers.

Venetian stair window on left return with Tuscan columns and thick glazing bars.

Interior: fine open-well stair with carved treadends, thick turned balusters,
wreathed and ramped handrail and fluted newels. Half landing has inlaid
marquetry sunburst. On 1st floor landing, in place of balusters a large Baroque
openwork panel. Back stair from 1st to 2nd floor has more slender turned
balusters also early C18. Drawing room has early C18 fielded panelling with
dado rail and dentil cornice; the entrance has panelling with simulated
rustication and niche with shaped shelves. Two-panel doors throughout. Front
door has C18 brass lock with cherubs in the corners.

Listing NGR: NZ0401074726

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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