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Clock Tower Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Wallington Demesne, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1531 / 55°9'11"N

Longitude: -1.957 / 1°57'25"W

OS Eastings: 402841

OS Northings: 584303

OS Grid: NZ028843

Mapcode National: GBR G8SV.3L

Mapcode Global: WHB1G.XQ9Y

Entry Name: Clock Tower Gate

Listing Date: 20 October 1969

Last Amended: 30 January 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238471

Location: Wallington Demesne, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Wallington Demesne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Cambo Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

WALLINGTON DEMESNE WALLINGTON HALL
NZ 0284
21/221 Clock Tower Gate
(Formerly listed as clock
20.10.69 tower and archway at
entrance to stable yard)
I
Gateway with tower, and flanking coach houses. 1754 by Daniel Garrett. Finely-
tooled ashlar; slate and lead roofs. Elevation to courtyard: Plinth, central
moulded round-headed arch flanked by paired Tuscan columns carrying pediment;
tower above with large scrolled brackets buttressing returns, C18 single-handed
clockface and moulded cornice, capped by cupola containing bell; drum of nine
columns, lead dome with weathervane. Broad flanking bays each have similar
round-headed arch with double doors and slatted tympanum flanked by recesses,
domed below and square above; moulded cornice, low parapet. Flattened ball
finials with spikes, on swept bases, at ends. To far left and right lower walls,
with plinth and flat coping, returning to link with stable ranges (q.v.). North
elevation: circular window with radial glazing in tower instead of clockface,
flanking bays each have 3 pairs of recesses, domed below and square above; one
pair of similar recesses in right return. Second old clockface on left return
of tower,blind circular window on right. Central carriageway tunnel-vaulted;
with glinters at each end, and a domed niche on each side.

The block was originally designed as a chapel; the original drawings,unsigned,
remain in the Hall.


Listing NGR: NZ0284184303

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