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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NU 10495 13660


HEDGELEY BOLTON NU 11 SW 9/223 Bolton Hall 31.12.69 GV II

Small country house, now divided into 2 dwellings. North-east range late C17, refenestrated and stair wing added in mid-C18; south block (replacing earlier structure) and north-west range early Cl9, probably by John Dobson. C17/18 parts squared stone with cut dressings, south block squared tooled stone, north-west range squared stone with tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings. Welsh slate roofs except for blue Scottish slates on north-east range

South front 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Plinth, sill and 1st floor bands, moulded eaves cornice. Central old half-glazed door flanked by panelled pilasters carrying open-pedimented hood; 4-pane sash windows. Hipped roof.

East elevation in 2 sections: Left bay with similar detail. Older right part 5 irregular bays; rusticated quoins at right end. At left C20 glazed double doors in open-pedimented classical doorcase moved from centre bay; at right end a half-glazed door with radial overlight. 4-pane sash windows in inserted architraves. Coped right gable on moulded kneelers; 4 tall stepped-and- corniced stacks, to ridge and right end.

West elevation has 3-storey 2-bay central stair wing, with round-arched stair window and trompe l'oeil windows beneath eaves; early C19 lower left part with boarded door and 10-pane overlight in re-set moulded surround with lintel B inscribed W M (William & Mary Brown) 1689. 12- and 16-pane sash windows.

Interior: South part has sitting room with c18 moulded stone fireplace, and enriched modillion cornice. Two high rooms with moulded cornices in south block; (the south door does not relate to any internal feature). Dogleg stair with stick balusters, ramped handrail and carved tread ends; stair window has panelled surround and pilasters. Greek key frieze at 1st floor level, dentil cornice. Upper part of stair re-set as straight stair to 1st floor south block; stairhead screen on half columns.

North part: Dining room has chamfered segmental-arched fireplace and panelled dado. Fielded-panel doors, shutters, some panelling and old grates. Segmental vaulted cellars with arched brick wine bins.

Reference to Dobson's involvement, Newcastle Journal 16 Jan. 1865.

Listing NGR: NU1049513660


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16 January, (1865)


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: 25 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02946/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Oakley Clarke. Source Historic England Archive
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