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Description: Houghton Hall
Young Mens Christian Association
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303202
OS Grid Reference: NZ3443649814
OS Grid Coordinates: 434436, 549814
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8420, -1.4653
NZ34NW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING HALL LANE (east side)
Houghton all (Y.M.C.A.)
(formerly listed as Houghton
26.4.50 Hall or Old Hall House under
G.V. Church Street)
Manor house, now club. Early C17. Limestone rubble with sandstone dressings.
Nearly square plan. 3 storeys, 4 windows and 3 in returns. Ground and first
floor windows 4-light, second floor 3-light, mullioned, in chamfered surrounds
under label moulds. Door in third bay in flattened Tudor arch and chamfered
surround with lozenge stops; high triangular panel over surround contains
almond-shaped window. Similar doors in returns have moulding defining the
pediment. Stone quoins and renewed ashlar parapet. Interior: main room ground
floor has arcaded panelling, cornice, pilastered chimney piece. Architraves
throughout; well stair balusters enclosed in hardboard, broad ramped handrail
and square newel posts. Plaster: motifs of fleur-de-lis and rose on stair wall;
rinceau frieze in principal 2nd floor room; highly decorated coved stair-well
ceiling with sunburst centre panel. Source: Mackenzie and Ross View of the
County Palatine of Durham; Newcastle 1834; p.354.
Listing NGR: NZ3443649814
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Source: English Heritage
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