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Headlam Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Headlam, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5649 / 54°33'53"N

Longitude: -1.7228 / 1°43'21"W

OS Eastings: 418023

OS Northings: 518884

OS Grid: NZ180188

Mapcode National: GBR JHDN.TD

Mapcode Global: WHC5M.HJVC

Entry Name: Headlam Hall

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111094

Location: Headlam, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Headlam

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Gainford

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 11 NE HEADLAM THE GREEN
(East side)

6/10 Headlam Hall
7/1/52
GV II*


Country house. C17 core, perhaps incorporating older stonework, partly encased
by L-shaped, mid C18 entrance block and early C20 north wing. C17 and C18
ranges of dressed sandstone; north wing of sandstone ashlar; early C20 roof of
sandstone flags. " '

3-storey entrance front has 3 linked sections. Right section: mid C18, 5-bay
block (with narrower 5-bay right return) has chamfered plinth, raised and
chamfered quoins; central, glazed double doors in richly-detailed, rusticated
surround; 12--pane sashes to ground and-first floors, and 16-pane sashes to
second floor, in raised surrounds. Recessed, single-bay middle section: mid
C18, 2 storeys with third storey added in early C20; Venetian windows to ground
and first floors and tripartite window to second floor. Projecting, 3-bay north
wing to left has quoins and 12-pane sashes in raised surrounds; left return has
two corniced, lateral stacks. Steeply-pitched and slightly-swept hipped roof
has flat top over north wing. Three massive, corniced ridge stacks.

3-storey, 9-bay rear, with mainly renewed mullioned windows, retains C17
character. 5-bay, E-shaped centre block has some original mullions and is
flanked by recessed single bays with projecting mid C18 bay to left and far-
projecting north wing to right. Four extruded bays of 2 and 3 storeys between
the projecting rear bays. Central block with 3 and 4-light mullioned windows
and central door under individual hoodmoulds to ground floor; mainly 4-light
mullioned-and-transomed windows to first and second floors. Roof is hipped over
each of the five projecting bays.

Interior: much altered in early C20 but retains mid C18 panelled entrance hall
with pair of Tuscan columns; upstairs room said to have Jacobean panelling and
a probably late C17 chimney piece with strapwork decoration and terms.

Detached stable range to north and stable block to east not of special interest.


Listing NGR: NZ1802318884

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