DISSINGTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1042708
Date first listed:
27-Aug-1952
Statutory Address:
DISSINGTON HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
DISSINGTON HALL

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ponteland
National Grid Reference:
NZ 11780 71742

Details

PONTELAND DISSINGTON NZ 17 SW

16/291 Dissington Hall formerly listed as 27.8.52 North Dissington Hall)

GV II*

Country house. 1794 by William Newton for Edward Collingwood. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. Main block and 2 lower service wings to rear forming U-plan. 3 storeys, 7 bays with central 3-storey canted bay.

12-pane sash windows. Plinth, ground floor sill band, string above ground floor and dentil cornice. Blocking course probably added slightly later. Hipped roof with 2 tall stacks with modillion cornices.

5-bay returns with similar detail. Doorway on right return at junction with rear wing,in Greek-style porch of c.1820.

Wing on east side has 12-pane sashes; wing on west side a Venetian window with Diocletian window over. To rear a large Venetian stair window.

Interior: Staircase hall has screen of 2 Ionic columns in antis on ground floor, Corinthian columns on 1st floor; imperial stair with iron stick balusters; Adam- style Venetian window. Garden room (behind the bay window) is octagonal with frieze of triglyphs and metopes with achievements of arms; guttae panels in the cornice; grey marble fireplace with Ionic columns and a relief head in the frieze. Dining room has white marble fireplace with palmette frieze and detached terms, each with a lion emerging from acanthus leaves which in turn grow from a large, lion's foot; palmette frieze. Library has white marble fireplace, the frieze carved with cornucopia and Pheobus in his chariot, flower vases on the jambs. Good doors and doorcases throughout with fluted friezes,paterae, and cornices, original door furniture.

Architect's plans and drawings preserved in the house.

Listing NGR: NZ1178071742

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
238782
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Aug 1999
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