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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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NU 24744 17527



16/117 Howick Hall west wing


Kitchen wing and service buildings. 1782 by William Newton for Sir Henry Grey, altered and converted to house in later C20. Main block ashlar, other parts ashlar and squared stone; roof slopes to courtyard largely graduated Lakeland slate, other slopes Welsh slate. Plan: Rectangular main block with ranges around courtyard on north.

South front of main block 2 storeys, 1 + 3 + 1 bays. Plinth, ground floor impost string, 1st floor band. Blind arcade to ground floor. Slightly- projecting centre has 12-pane sashes on ground floor, the central converted to French window; similar windows above. Modillion cornice and pediment. Left end blocked ground-floor window with 12-pane sash above; right end ground floor behind attached wing; sash above. Some sashes renewed. Hipped roof; centre belfry has round arch with imposts and plain flanking pilasters above moulded roundels with hoodmould continued as string. Pyramidal slated roof with weathervane. Left return 1 + 3 + 1 bays with slightly-projecting pedimented centre. Sill bands. Ground floor 15-pane sashes lengthened to cut sill band; 12-pane sashes above. Late C19 or C20 single-storey wing to left has paired 15-pane sashes in end, two single sashes on inner return and hipped roof. Right return similar to left except that all windows are renewed 12-pane sashes.

Elevations to courtyard: 7-bay main block remodelled late C20 with central arched doorway and small-paned sashes. West range 2 storeys 3 + 4 + 3 bays; taller central part, set forward, has central arch with flush-panelled double doors and radial fanlight; renewed 12-pane sashes with 6-pane sashes in flat- topped half-dormers above; end stacks. Flanking parts have doorway in end bays and 6-pane sashes. Single-storey 2-bay centre part of north range has rusticated quoins and central arch with vertical-panelled double doors under radial fanlight; flanking altered windows. Coped gables with stepped-and- banded end stacks. On east side a pedimented central gateway with rusticated quoins and elliptical arch, between pent outbuildings (that on right remodelled C20) backing onto tall wall.

Listing NGR: NU2474417527


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 31 Northumberland,


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 03 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/02000/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Oakley Clarke. Source Historic England Archive
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