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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: 1121294



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


District: Darlington

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Sep-1977

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110600

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GRANGE ROAD 1. (East Side) 5195 Polam Hall NZ 2813 11/65


2. Second quarter of C19 villa, formerly the residence of Jonathan Backhouse the banker, now a girls' school. Pinkish brick with stone eaves cornice and blocking course, 1st floor band and plinth. Low pitched hipped slate roof with end and ridge stacks. Flat gauged brick arches and stone cills to recessed sash windows with glazing bars. Entrance front of 2 storeys, 3 windows, very large proportions. Stone central section holds a porch in antis with square columns. Later C19 square bay at right, early C20 stuccoed half-octagonal projection at left. Four-bay left return is plain except for engraved stone panels below ground floor windows. Rear elevation has a top half-storey, blank but for a central small window. Secondary entrance front has a door with radial fanlight in Tuscan doorcase with open segmental pediment. Various later C19 extensions to north.

Listing NGR: NZ2851713804

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National Grid Reference: NZ2851713804


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