Date Listed: 1 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303871
OS Grid Reference: NZ1761558911
OS Grid Coordinates: 417615, 558911
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9246, -1.7267
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Gibside Hall, 17th to 19th Century Country House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
NZ 15 NE WHICKHAM B6314
Large house. 1603-20 for William Blakiston; enlarged mid-C18 for
George Bowes; 1805 top floor removed, original porch reconstructed and
high battlemented parapet added for 10th Earl of Strathmore. Ashlar sandstone.
Main block: two storeys, 5 bays. Central square projecting bay contains
3-centred-arched door in Tuscan doorcase with tall plinths; cartouche flanked
by figures above entablature; plaque below entablature inscribed WB 1620
and BS 1805. Mullioned and transomed 6-light windows in bays either side
and above door; 2 lights in returns of bays and set back at left. High
battlements, those above bays 2 and 3 containing cross slits. Later wing
projects at right: 2 storeys, 4 bays: stone mullioned and transomed 2-light
windows. Roofless at time of survey. Sources: C. Hussey 'Gibside,County
Durham' I and II in Country Life Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, 1952, 354-357
and 422-425. Durham County Council catalogue Streatlam and Gibside
The Bowes and Strathmore Families in Co. Durham 1980.
Listing NGR: NZ1761558911
Source: English Heritage
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