CHARLTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1042002
Date first listed:
25-Aug-1987
Statutory Address:
CHARLTON HALL, A1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHARLTON HALL, A1

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Eglingham
National Grid Reference:
NU 17898 22373

Details

EGLINGHAM AI NU 12 SE (East side, off) 3/143 Charlton Hall GV II*

Country house. Late C18, perhaps by William Newton. Tooled-and-margined stone; Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Plinth, sill bands, rusticated quoins and modillion eaves cornice. Panelled piers flank 5-step approach to central old half-glazed door with 2-pane fanlight in raised surround with keyed round arch, flanking 6-pane sashes and open pediment. 4 outer windows are longer 12-pane sashes, breaking sill band. 6-pane sashes to 1st floor, that above door flanked by narrow 2-pane sashes; all windows in architraves. Hipped roof with 2 ridge stacks, stepped-and-corniced with panelled shafts. 4-bay returns with similar fenestration; plainer 3-bay kitchen wing to rear left. Venetian stair window to rear, with radial head.

Interior: Venetian screen from entrance lobby to hall has archivolt key block carved with convolvulus flowers. Dining room with fluted frieze, drawing room with urn-and-anthemion frieze, library with palmette frieze; all rooms have fielded-panel doors with overdoors matching the friezes, moulded cornices and marble fireplaces with contemporary ironwork. Dog-leg stair with 2 stick balusters per tread, moulded ramped and wreathed handrail, moulded newel, curtail step and carved tread ends. Stair window with Ionic columns and foliage frieze; Rococo ceiling rose above. Stairhead has segmental arch to lobby above entrance. Bedrooms have fielded-panel doors, marble fireplaces and moulded cornices.

An unusually complete and unaltered late Georgian interior.

Listing NGR: NU1789822373

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
236484
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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