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Hepscott Hall, Hepscott

Description: Hepscott Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238917

OS Grid Reference: NZ2241984176
OS Grid Coordinates: 422419, 584176
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1514, -1.6497

Location: Fieldhouse Lane, Hepscott, Northumberland NE61 6LT

Locality: Hepscott
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 6LT

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Listing Text

NZ 28 SW
(North side)
5/2 Hepscott Hall

House. Later C17, probably incorporating earlier structure. Small C18
extension and some alterations; roof restored to possibly original form after
fire c.1965. Front squared tooled stone, other elevations roughly-squared
stone with cut quoins; old brick stacks. C20 flat asphalt roofs, except for
Welsh slates on C18 extension and C20 tiles on pantry. C17 house T-plan,
3-storey main block with 4-storey tower at rear.

South elevation 3 storeys, 5 bays, slightly irregular. Right-of-centre C19
half-glazed door in C17 chamfered surround with segmental-pointed head; wall
above obscured by ivy. Flanking bays have inserted 12-pane sash windows, end
bays have chamfered single-light windows with small-paned casements to upper
floors, with traces of blocked windows below. Flat-coped C20 parapet. To far
left, lean-to pantry with blocked door and small window.

Left return shows blocked C17 1st-floor light, and C18 extension to rear with
16-pane sash window.

Rear elevation shows projecting left-of-centre tower: C20 door and 2 small old
chamfered lights to ground floor; 12-pane sash window, 3-light mullioned window
with old fixed casements and single-light chamfered window above. Plain parapet.

Rear wall of main block, to either side of tower, has blocked single-light
windows, and plain stacks rising from the parapet alongside the tower.

Rear elevation of tower, onto main block roof, has chamfered flat-pointed
doorway and small chamfered window.

Interior: Hall fireplace has chamfered surround with flattened triangular head.
Similar but smaller fireplaces said to be concealed on upper floors. Ground
floor of C18 extension has segmental brick vault. Dog-leg closed-string stair
in tower with vase-on-urn balusters, moulded handrail and panelled newels.
Some 2-panel doors. Panelled shutters to sash windows.

Listing NGR: NZ2241984176

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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