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Milbourne Hall and Stable Block, Ponteland

Description: Milbourne Hall and Stable Block

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238825

OS Grid Reference: NZ1130874394
OS Grid Coordinates: 411308, 574394
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0639, -1.8245

Location: Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0EB

Locality: Ponteland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0EB

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Listing Text

NZ 17 SW

16/331 Milbourne Hall
and stable block


Country house with attached stable court. 1801 by John Patterson. Ashlar with
graduated Lakeland slate roof. Unified plan. Octagonal stable court with west
gate tower; linking range to rectangular main block with canted bays on three
sides and canted rear angles.

Entrance front has 2-storey, 3-bay linking range in centre. Open porch of
paired Roman Doric columns. Tripartite doorway with segmental fanlight and
radial glazing bars. 12-pane sashes on ground floor, 6-pane above. Plinth,
sill strings and panelled 1st floor band. Moulded eaves cornice.

Higher main block to right has 12-pane sashes on both floors. Similar detail.
West front, i.e. above roof of linking range is pedimented.

Stable block to left also has similar detail.

Shallow-pitched hipped roofs.

Tall entrance tower on west side over round-headed pedimented carriage arch;
slightly-recessed upper stage has angle pilasters, cornice, blocking course and
lead dome.

Interior: Hall has 2 fireplaces - one, wood of c.1750, Rococo style; the other
white marble of c.1800.

Oval anteroom with domed roof light leads to full-height rotunda with lst-floor
iron balustrade and dome with roof light; curved scagliola fireplace and seven
doors in curved entablatures.

Drawing room has one shallow curved wall. Deep classical frieze and multi-
moulded cornice; carved wood fireplace.

Circular domed lobby leads to octagonal library with built-in shelves and white
marble fireplace with Ionic columns and classical scene.

Oval staircase hall has iron stick balusters to cantilevered spiral stair, and
domed ceiling with roof light. Several other oval and semi-oval rooms. Good
friezes, cornices, doors, fireplaces and shutters throughout.

Listing NGR: NZ1130874394

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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