LADY WATERFORD HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1042153
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
LADY WATERFORD HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
LADY WATERFORD HALL

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ford
National Grid Reference:
NT 94713 37597

Details

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
238070
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hastings, N, Under A Border Tower, (1896)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 15 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/06145/05
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