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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
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
NZ 11 NE HEADLAM THE GREEN
6/10 Headlam Hall
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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