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Blenkinsopp Hall, Greenhead

Description: Blenkinsopp Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 240713

OS Grid Reference: NY6817264130
OS Grid Coordinates: 368172, 564130
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9708, -2.4987

Location: Greenhead, Northumberland NE49 9LY

Locality: Greenhead
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE49 9LY

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Listing Text

NY 66 SE
(North side, off)
15/65 Blenkinsopp Hall

Country house. c.1800 front range (possibly incorporating older core); rear
additions and internal alterations of 1835 (possibly by John Dobson) and c.1877
(addition of parapets, porch and rebuilding of rear). Squared rubble front
range with ashlar dressings; dressed and ashlar masonry on returns and rear;
graduated green slate roofs and ashlar chimneys. Castellated style. Square
plan. 2 storeys. 5-bay garden front has chamfered plinth, raised quoins at
left and flush quoins at right. Elongated 18-pane sashes on ground floor and
12-pane sashes above in raised surrounds. 2 rainwaterheads dated 1877.
Embattled parapet above string masking low-pitched, hipped roof with ridge
stacks. Similar parapet, roof and chimney details on returns and rear.
Irregular 5-bay right return. One-storey porch with pointed doorway behind
open front on 2 square-plan columns; two 2-light mullioned windows on side wall
and embattled parapet. Scattered 12-pane sashes and a 4-light mullioned stair
window with 2 tiers of transoms. Porch balanced by similar addition at rear.
Left return: canted 2-storey bay at rear and taller projecting tower on centre
with 2- and 3-light mullioned windows under hoodmoulds; corbelled-out first-
floor chimney with 3 octagonal-plan stacks towards front. 2- and 3-storey
irregular rear with 3-storey projecting tower at centre and scattered, mainly
2- and 3-light mullioned windows under hoodmoulds. Late C19 interior fittings.

Listing NGR: NY6817264130

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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