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The Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle Eden, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7423 / 54°44'32"N

Longitude: -1.3373 / 1°20'14"W

OS Eastings: 442758

OS Northings: 538792

OS Grid: NZ427387

Mapcode National: GBR MF3L.8T

Mapcode Global: WHD65.F2DB

Entry Name: The Castle

Listing Date: 8 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109419

Location: Castle Eden, County Durham, TS27

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Castle Eden

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Blackhall

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 4238 CASTLE EDEN CASTLE EDEN DENE
(South side)

10/7 The Castle

8.12.67

GV II*

Country house, c.1765 by William Newton for Rowland Burdon I; possibly altered
and given Gothick details by Sir John Soane c.1780; later additions included
palmhouse of 1863 by F.R. Hicks and north wing of 1893. Main block ashlar
Hesleden limestone with slate roof; rubble rear. Prefabricated concrete
palmhouse. Classical style with Gothick details. Symmetrical 3-storey, 7-bay
front with canted 3-bay centre has single-storey 6-bay palmhouse with half-bay
ends across ground floor. Palmhouse has central Tudor-arched entrance, flanking
4-light mullioned-and-transomed windows, embattled parapet with pinnacles and
hipped glass roof. Main block has replaced 12-pane sashes and replaced 6-pane
sashes to third storey; windows have depressed-pointed heads and hoodmoulds.
Embattled parapet with slightly-projecting square corner turrets; low-pitched
hipped roof with ridge chimneys. 5-bay returns and rear have similar details.
3-storey, 2-bay north wing has ground-floor bay windows with embattled parapets,
3-light mullioned windows above; eaves cornice, parapet and hipped slate roof.

Interior has neo-classical details: central hall, leading to oval saloon, has
second-floor gallery running round 3 sides and supported on fourth side by
screen of Ionic columns and end pilasters; domed roof light above. Several
mid C18 chimneypieces and other contemporary fittings.

C20 additions not of special interest.


Listing NGR: NZ4275838792

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