Description: Banqueting House About 500 Metres East and 300 Metres South of Gibside
Date Listed: 1 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303874
OS Grid Reference: NZ1816458634
OS Grid Coordinates: 418164, 558634
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9221, -1.7181
NZ 15 NE WHICKHAM B6314
10/109 Banqueting house about
500 metres east and1.2.50
300 metres south of
G.V. I I
Banqueting house. 1751 by Daniel Garrett for George Bowes.
Restored 1980 by Charlewood, Curry ,Wilson and Atkinson. Sandstone ashlar;
concealed roof. Gothick style. Large room with rear apse facing vista and
projecting wings. One storey, 3 by 3 bays. Entrance front: central stepped
arcaded 3-bay loggia on octagonal columns. Niches in rear wall; 6-panel
doors,with deep reeded reveals, in inner returns of wings. Tall pointed
parapet holds quatrefoil and cross ornament; wings have battlemented parapets.
Garden front: 5 curved steps to central sash with opening panels below:
flanking sashes in apse, one sash at either side, all with glazing bars.
Tall pierced screen wall and 3 stepped, crocketed, ornamented gables over
the apse; battlemented side parapets. Cusped ogee surrounds to windows.
Similar surrounds to niches on returns. Interior: transverse main hall with
mid-side apses, the inner holding fireplace and flanking niches, ogee-
headed with moulded plasterwork. Similar heads to mirrors above cable-
moulded dado rail. Coved ceiling and patterned plaster frieze.
COUNTRY LIFE 26 SEPTEMBER 1974.
Listing NGR: NZ1816458634
Source: English Heritage
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