Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 322473
OS Grid Reference: SE2203790681
OS Grid Coordinates: 422037, 490681
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3113, -1.6628
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PATRICK BROMPTON A 684
SE 29 SW (south side)
4/80 Dalesend (formerly listed
as The Hall)
Country house. Early C18, with alterations and additions c1901. For
Gregory Elsley. Coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings, stone slate roof.
Central 3-storey, 5-bay block with rear outshut and rear wing, flanked by
single-storey 2-bay wings. South garden front: central block: plinth.
Quoins. String courses. Central 6-panel leaved door below 4-pane overlight
in keyed architrave flanked by fielded panels below consoles supporting
segmental pediment. Sash windows with glazing bars in keyed architraves
with moulded sills, shorter, of 6 panes on second floor. Cornice. Parapet
with corner ball finials. Ashlar copings. Ashlar end stacks. Flanking
wings of 1901 with matching plinths, outer quoins, strings, parapets and
larger sash windows in keyed architraves. Rear: outshut with shaped
kneelers, mostly obscured by large rear service wing of c1901, not of
special interest. Left return: C20 bow window to left wing. Right return:
square bay window with tripartite sashes, and recessed 8-pane sash and
doorway matching that in south front except for triangular pediment.
Interior: original entrance hall with dentil cornice and turned-baluster
staircase; to left, sitting room with Vitruvian scroll dado and cornice with
anthemion and egg and dart motifs; to right, dining room with bolection-
moulded panelling, Vitruvian scroll dado and cornice with modillions
alternating with rosettes and egg and dart motif. Doors of 6 fielded panels
on ground and first floors, and originally of 2 fielded panels on second
floor. Drawing room in left wing has pine chimney-piece from Clumber Park,
with Corinthian columns and enriched frieze. Former billiard room in right
wing has ceiling border with fruit and foliage. In the side entrance hall,
a Roman tombstone to Siminia Vera, wife of Flavius Italicus, brought from
Catteractonium. Brompton Hall belonged to the Elsley family into the C20,
and formed the rectory in the time of Rev Gregory Elsley in the C18.
Listing NGR: SE2203390681
Source: English Heritage
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