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Warkworth House Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warkworth, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3487 / 55°20'55"N

Longitude: -1.6111 / 1°36'39"W

OS Eastings: 424759

OS Northings: 606143

OS Grid: NU247061

Mapcode National: GBR K66L.0G

Mapcode Global: WHC1T.7T2H

Entry Name: Warkworth House Hotel

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237143

Location: Warkworth, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Warkworth

Built-Up Area: Warkworth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Warkworth St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 2406 WARKWORTH BRIDGE STREET
(West side)

21/252 Warkworth
10.1.53 House Hotel

GV II*

House, now hotel. 1822 for John Forster (date and initials on 2 rainwater
heads) incorporating C18 fabric to rear. Squared stone of near-ashlar
quality; rear elevation roughcast and cream-washed. Scottish slate roof on
main part, Welsh slates on left part and 2-storey part of rear wing, synthetic
blue slates on single-storey part of rear wing; 2 yellow brick stacks on rear
roofslope.

Main part 3 storeys, 2 + 1 + 2 bays, symmetrical. Plinth, sill bands. Centre
top-glazed door of 6 fielded panels under patterned fanlight, in surround with
attached Tuscan columns and open-pedimented hood. 12-pane sash windows to
lower floors with 6-pane sashes above. Moulded cornice. Parapet with moulded
coping, end pilasters and pediment over centre bay. Coped gables with
stepped-and-corniced end stacks. Old rainwater heads at each end of facade.
Left 2-storey 3-bay part with sill bands, 3-centred carriage arch at left end
and 12-pane sashes; moulded eaves cornice, coped left gable and rendered end
stacks.

Rear elevation: Main part shows 1822 two-storey outshut built onto rear of
C18 house; arched stair window holds 28-pane sash with intersecting head.
Left projecting rear wing, partly 1-storey with paired and triple 12-pane
sashes on inner return.

Interior: 6-panel door and shutters with beaded mouldings. Entrance hall has
Greek key frieze and ceiling rose. Batek Bar (ground floor left) has floral
cornice and ceiling with sunburst and harebell border. Games Room has old
floral cornice. Stair and stairhead balustrade brought in 1822 from
Brandenburgh House (residence of Queen Caroline); patterned wrought-iron
balusters, moulded and wreathed handrail, carved tread ends. Stairhead has
bucranium frieze and panelled plaster ceiling with Greek Key and floral
patterns. Old lantern may be contemporary with stair. Rear wing has C18
segmental-arched fireplace.

Marble mantels from the Brandenburgh House, mentioned in the previous listing,
have been removed and sold.

Outbuildings attached to rear wing are not of interest.


Listing NGR: NU2475906143

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