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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1042153



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238070

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FORD FORD VILLAGE NT 9437 17/103 Lady Waterford Hall GV II*

Former village school. 1860 for the Marchioness of Waterford. Snecked stone with ashlar dressings. Roof has bands of Lakeland and Welsh slate roof. Tudor style. Single storey, 6 bays. Outer bays have boarded doors in flat-topped porches with corbel tables. Bays 2 and 5 each have 2 widely-spaced narrow side lights with 4-pane sashes in chamfered surrounds under floating cornices. The 2 centre bays have similar 4-light windows. Corbel table. Over bays 2 and 5 very high and very steeply-pitched gables with overlapping coping and tall corbelled-out octagonal corniced chimneys at the apex. In each gable an oval panel in moulded frame bearing a crown and the monogram of the Marchioness of Waterford. Very high, steeply-pitched gabled roof with overlapping coping.

Interior: the main hall was decorated from 1861-83 by the Marchioness with a series of paintings, done on paper and stuck to the wall, like murals, in the Pre-Raphaelite style. On the north wall 9 panels with biblical scenes in arched surrounds with texts; in the spandrels roundels with portrait heads; the spaces between have foliage and naturalistic detail. The east wall has a large "Jesus in the midst of the doctors", the west wall a large illustration of the text "Suffer little children to come unto me".

9-bay roof with moulded scissor braces.

All the figues used are portraits of village people and castle servants.

Hastings Neville: Under a Border Tower: Newcastle: 1896.

Listing NGR: NT9471337597

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Hastings, N, Under A Border Tower, (1896)

National Grid Reference: NT 94713 37597


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