Welton Hall, Horsley
Description: Welton Hall
Date Listed: 7 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239462
OS Grid Reference: NZ0653367598
OS Grid Coordinates: 406533, 567598
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0029, -1.8994
Location: B6309, Horsley, Northumberland NE18 0LJ
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There is also a scheduled monument, Welton Tower House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
NZ 06 NE HORSLEY WELTON
16/107 Welton Hall
Farmhouse and ruined tower. House dated 1614 but originally a C13 or C14 hall
house. C16, C17 and C19 alterations. Tower C14. Squared stone, including
Roman stone, and random rubble. Welsh slate roofs. Tower to right with 2-
storey L-shaped house attached. Tower roofless; 2 storeys and tunnel-vaulted
basement. One C14 first floor window with cusped head; other windows square-
headed with chamfered surrounds. Ground floor masonry is of one build with
wing to left. This was hall range and has a blocked C14 window in gable end.
Later, probably C16 building partly covers gable end of hall range.
Entrance front is on left return. Doorway dated WW 1614 under hoodmould.
It has angular flattened Tudor arch and finely-moulded surround. Square inset
panel above with moulded surround. Above and to the left 2- and 3-light windows
with hoodmoulds and ovolo-moulded mullions. Rear of front wing projects to
left and has 3- and 4-light windows, one blocked, with plain chamfers and without
hoodmoulds. Two 2-light similar windows to stair projection on right of door.
Garden front has to left a 5-sided, 2-storey mullion-and-transom bay window with
ovolo mouldings and moulded string above each floor. Right of this a 2-bay
section with early C19 door and 16-pane sashes in flat raised surrounds; but
there is also one small original C14 window above door to left and another blocked
beside it. On left return a massive external stack, originally on corbels at
1st floor level but extended to ground and given crow-stepped top in C16 or C17.
Interior of hall range to left of tower has, on 1st floor, a blocked C14 doorway
with pointed arch and continuous chamfer; also a large blocked C14 window with
segmental head on gable end below smaller window visible from outside. These
indicate a former 1st floor hall. Square stone newel stair has doorways with
chamfered surrounds and broach stops. It continues up into roof space and
suggests vanished 3-storey wing. Ground floor of hall wing has large C17 fire-
place with flattened Tudor arch, moulded surround and triangles in spandrels.
Listing NGR: NZ0653367598
Source: English Heritage
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