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Description: Sandhoe Hall
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 240078
OS Grid Reference: NY9692366238
OS Grid Coordinates: 396923, 566238
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9907, -2.0496
SANDHOE SANDHOE VILLAGE
NY 96 NE (South side)
5/319 Sandhoe Hall
(previously listed as
15.4.69 Sandhoe House)
Country house. 1850 by John Dobson for Sir Rowland Errington, incorporating
part of earlier house. Squared stone with ashlar dressings; graduated Welsh
slate roofs. Irregular L-plan of main block and long north-west domestic wing.
Main south front 2 storeys and attics, four wide bays, the first and third
gabled. In third bay 6 steps to French doors in a one-storey projection with
canted corners and pierced parapet; 3 close-set windows above. Right bay has
2 windows, the others one; 2- and 4-light casements, those on ground-floor with
pointed-arched lights, those above mostly under hoodmoulds. Slit windows in
gables and a half-dormer in second bay. Plinth; string below coped parapet
with ball and spike finials. Coped gables; stacks with conjoined hexagonal
shafts. Left return shows 2-stage oriel above pointed-arched door; and 3-
storey service wing (possibly incorporating older masonry) with dormers and
sash windows, projecting on left. East entrance front 4 bays, the left two
gabled. One-storey porch, with arcaded sides and elaborately-shaped gable,
projects from first bay. Second gable is also shaped. Sashes and casements
in raised surrounds and an oculus between the 2 right first-floor windows.
Plain eaves; coped right gable and ridge stacks.
Interior: Drawing Room with rich plaster ceiling and heraldic stained glass;
similar glass in porch. closed well stair with segmental vault and ornamental
There appear to be at least 3 building phases in the house, although none later
than 1860 when the 25" : 1 mile O.S. map shows the present plan. Earlier
estate maps suggest that the north-west wing is part of an older house, remodelled
in the mid-C19.
Listing NGR: NY9692366238
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Source: English Heritage
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