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Lady Waterford Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ford, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6319 / 55°37'54"N

Longitude: -2.0855 / 2°5'7"W

OS Eastings: 394713

OS Northings: 637597

OS Grid: NT947375

Mapcode National: GBR F3W9.9Y

Mapcode Global: WH9Z2.YP2V

Entry Name: Lady Waterford Hall

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238070

Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ford

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

FORD FORD VILLAGE
NT 9437
17/103 Lady Waterford Hall
GV II*

Former village school. 1860 for the Marchioness of Waterford. Snecked stone
with ashlar dressings. Roof has bands of Lakeland and Welsh slate roof. Tudor
style. Single storey, 6 bays. Outer bays have boarded doors in flat-topped
porches with corbel tables. Bays 2 and 5 each have 2 widely-spaced narrow side
lights with 4-pane sashes in chamfered surrounds under floating cornices. The
2 centre bays have similar 4-light windows. Corbel table. Over bays 2 and 5
very high and very steeply-pitched gables with overlapping coping and tall
corbelled-out octagonal corniced chimneys at the apex. In each gable an oval
panel in moulded frame bearing a crown and the monogram of the Marchioness of
Waterford. Very high, steeply-pitched gabled roof with overlapping coping.

Interior: the main hall was decorated from 1861-83 by the Marchioness with a
series of paintings, done on paper and stuck to the wall, like murals, in the
Pre-Raphaelite style. On the north wall 9 panels with biblical scenes in
arched surrounds with texts; in the spandrels roundels with portrait heads;
the spaces between have foliage and naturalistic detail. The east wall has a
large "Jesus in the midst of the doctors", the west wall a large illustration
of the text "Suffer little children to come unto me".

9-bay roof with moulded scissor braces.

All the figues used are portraits of village people and castle servants.

Hastings Neville: Under a Border Tower: Newcastle: 1896.


Listing NGR: NT9471337597

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