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Dissington Hall, Ponteland

Description: Dissington Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238782

OS Grid Reference: NZ1178071742
OS Grid Coordinates: 411780, 571742
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0401, -1.8172

Location: Matfen, Northumberland NE18 0AD

Locality: Ponteland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE18 0AD

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Listing Text

NZ 17 SW

16/291 Dissington Hall
formerly listed as
27.8.52 North Dissington Hall)


Country house. 1794 by William Newton for Edward Collingwood. Ashlar with
Lakeland slate roof. Main block and 2 lower service wings to rear forming
U-plan. 3 storeys, 7 bays with central 3-storey canted bay.

12-pane sash windows. Plinth, ground floor sill band, string above ground
floor and dentil cornice. Blocking course probably added slightly later.
Hipped roof with 2 tall stacks with modillion cornices.

5-bay returns with similar detail. Doorway on right return at junction with
rear wing,in Greek-style porch of c.1820.

Wing on east side has 12-pane sashes; wing on west side a Venetian window with
Diocletian window over. To rear a large Venetian stair window.

Interior: Staircase hall has screen of 2 Ionic columns in antis on ground floor,
Corinthian columns on 1st floor; imperial stair with iron stick balusters; Adam-
style Venetian window. Garden room (behind the bay window) is octagonal with
frieze of triglyphs and metopes with achievements of arms; guttae panels in the
cornice; grey marble fireplace with Ionic columns and a relief head in the frieze.
Dining room has white marble fireplace with palmette frieze and detached terms,
each with a lion emerging from acanthus leaves which in turn grow from a large,
lion's foot; palmette frieze. Library has white marble fireplace, the frieze
carved with cornucopia and Pheobus in his chariot, flower vases on the jambs.
Good doors and doorcases throughout with fluted friezes,paterae, and cornices,
original door furniture.

Architect's plans and drawings preserved in the house.

Listing NGR: NZ1178071742

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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