Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1120723

Date first listed: 10-May-1967

Statutory Address: RAMSIDE HALL, A690


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Statutory Address: RAMSIDE HALL, A690

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District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Belmont

National Grid Reference: NZ 31276 44576


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BELMONT A 690 NZ 34 SW (East side) 7/10 Ramside Hall 10/5/67 II

House, now hotel. Circa 1820 for Pemberton family, incorporating earlier house. Pebbledashed render with some brick revealed on parapets; ashlar dressings; roof not visible. Gothic style. 2 storeys, 5 bays with one-storey, one-bay right and left extensions, set-back 2-storey, 5-bay left wing and set- back 3-storey, 1-bay right wing, of 2-storey height. Gothic style. Central 2-storey, 3-bay half-octagonal projection has 4 octagonal pilasters and battlemented parapet. 3 wide Tudor-arched openings contain double doors with side and overlights. Similar heads to 12-pane sashes in returns and 16-pane sashes over doors, all with Tudor-arched top lights. Similar glazing in tripartite ground-floor and 12-pane first-floor sashes in first bay, and 3-light window at top of right extension. Square tower at left end, blank narrow left extension, higher square tower at right end,with corbelled parapet and central projection,all have flat stone copings. Plain battlements over low right extension. Set-back left wing mostly obscured by front additions but corbelled parapet of round rear tower can be seen. Rear elevation 2 storeys, 10 bays, in more regular style: square left corner tower, and round towers projecting from fifth bay and right end bay. Dripmould over Tudor- arched door in central tower, with blind cross arrow slit above flanked by sashes; plainer door of similar shape in right end, both half-glazed; sashes in same style as those of front, except for 2 French windows to left of centre. Lower left embattled projection conceals part of left tower, and is obscured by c.1980 conservatory. Circa 1920 conservatory in front of 5 right bays. Interior: thicker walls and lower ceilings suggest 3-storey earlier house in right bay, with c.l.7-metres thick rear wall, possibly former chimney. In this bay, left wall has dripmould over Tudor-arched door with panelled soffit, flanked by narrow Gothic lights (probably side entrance to early C19 house) and dentilled stucco ceiling cornice in small square hall to which this door gave access. Main entrance leads to full-height open hall with curved stair at left leading to 3-sided gallery; ceiling removed to reveal double-ridge king-post roof of C19 character. 6-panel doors, some with panelled reveals, in fluted architraves with corner paterae.

Listing NGR: NZ3127644576


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