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Shotley Hall, Shotley Low Quarter

Description: Shotley Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240607

OS Grid Reference: NZ0881452684
OS Grid Coordinates: 408814, 552684
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8689, -1.8642

Locality: Shotley Low Quarter
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: DH8 9TE

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Listing Text

NZ 05 SE
(South Side)
Shotley Bridge.
17/236 Shotley Hall.


House, 1863 by the owner, Thomas Wilson. Dressed sandstone with ashlar
dressings; graduated lakeland slate roof, stone chimneys. Playful
Gothic style.

2 storeys and attics, 6 irregular bays with rounded left corner tower
bay and projecting l-bay right wing of 2 bays internally. 3 steps to
20-panelled double door in open gabled porch with granite columns and
carved capitals to large cusped 2-centred arch. 1-, 2- and 3-light
windows, some with shouldered lintels, some-with cusped heads, some
under hoodmoulds, some with column mullions. 4-centred head to door
in right wing. 3 different attic gables, 1 hipped and 1 with fishscale
tympanum over window. Right bay of 1 storey and attic only, with half-
dormer. Left corner tower has moulded eaves corbel table and pyramidal
roof. Large stack on end of right wing; tall ridge stacks. Left return
shows similar treatment. Rear wing containing conservatory and billiard
room has been demolished

Interior: Complete and largely unaltered original features include:
hall screen with Frosterley Marble column and stone stair with wrought-
iron balustrade. Drawing room with carved marble fireplace, deep moulded
cornice and centre rose Dining Room with similar cornice painted in
original colours, panelled ceiling and carved stone fireplace with good
interior metalwork; linked study and library with carved bookcases,which
have embossed leather dustflaps, and 2 more stone fireplaces with good
internal metalwork. Throughout the house all the original fireplaces
remain and all the woodwork including elaborately-panelled doors and
shutters, those in the dining room a vertical sliding type concealed in
the lower walls. In the principal ground-floor rooms painted glass
windowheads representing musicians and portrait heads. Victorian
bathroom with enclosed shower cupboard.

Graded for its exceptionally complete and unaltered interior.

Listing NGR: NZ0881452684

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Source: English Heritage

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