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Latitude: 54.7748 / 54°46'29"N
Longitude: -1.3286 / 1°19'43"W
OS Eastings: 443285
OS Northings: 542419
OS Grid: NZ432424
Mapcode National: GBR MF57.44
Mapcode Global: WHD5Z.K7JW
Entry Name: Horden Hall
Listing Date: 6 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120944
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109433
Location: Horden, County Durham, SR8
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Horden
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Easington
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 44 SW HORDEN A 1086
(North side, off)
2/21 Horden Hall
Small manor house. Mid C17, possibly incorporating medieval masonry, with later
alterations. Probably for Sir John Conyers (died 1664). Limestone rubble
ground floor with dressed masonry above, rubble returns and rear; concrete-tiled
roof and rebuilt brick chimneys. L-plan with central cross passage and 2 gabled
rear wings. Symmetrical front, once 3 storeys, now 2 storeys plus parapet; 5
bays with central projecting 2-storey porch. Tall chamfered plinth, dressed
quoins and continuous dripmoulds which continue along returns. Round entrance
arch flanked by paired detached Tuscan columns, on tall plinths, supporting
entablature with fluted frieze; returns have single lights; Achievement of arms,
7-light double-chamfered mullioned-and-transomed window, with 3-light returns
and parapet, above. 9-panel studded C17 door, within porch, has original ironwork,
moulded surround with Tudor-arched head and single light above. Walls flanking
porch have similar 3-light windows with transoms. Steeply-pitched roof with
raised verges and shaped kneelers. 3-storey left return has similar windows,
some blocked, and 3-light gable window under dripstone; single-storey rear wing
has altered fenestration. Similar right return has pair of part-glazed doors
with 3-pane mullioned overlight, blocked door to right and 2- and 3-light windows,
that in gable under dripstone. Irregular rear has central 3-storey stair tower
with 3- and 4-light mullioned windows under dripstones. Left section, revealed
by demolition of rear wing, has ground -floor relieving arch and 2 blocked
Interior: 2-metre thick rear wall, possibly medieval, visible in cellar; Tudor-
arched fireplaces in square surrounds with bar stops in former hall and parlour;
several C18 6-panel doors; staircase renewed but 2 upper flights of original mid
C17 closed-string dogleg staircase remain,with bold moulded handrail.
C20 brick additions to rear not of special interest.
(H.L. Robson, "Horden Hall", Antiquities of Sunderland and its vicinity,
Vol. XXVI, 1974-6).
Listing NGR: NZ4328542419
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