HILTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1121804
Date first listed:
14-Sep-1966
Statutory Address:
HILTON HALL, HILTON VILLAGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
HILTON HALL, HILTON VILLAGE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Hilton
National Grid Reference:
NZ 16734 21771

Details

HILTON HILTON VILLAGE NZ 12 SE (South side) 10/44 Hilton Hall 14/9/66

II*

House; said to be chapel of St. Catherine, chantry to Staindrop church, and so may be chapel and priest's house. Medieval with C17 and C18 alterations. Limewashed render with ashlar dressings; concrete-tiled roof with stone gable copings and brick chimneys. Irregular plan: L-plan main block, with front stair wing and extruded porch; left extension and porch; rear right wing. North elevation of 2 storeys, 4 bays, with one-storey, one-bay left extension, has 6-panel door in Gothic-style surround in second-bay porch; boarded door at left of fourth bay; tripartite sashes in first bay and at landing level of full-height gabled stair wing in third bay; late C19 sash over porch; 4-pane pantry light low in stair wing at right; partly-blocked horizontal sliding sash in slightly low fourth bay with blank first floor. Roll-moulded gabled angle buttresses, with coped off-sets, at left of main block. Steeply-pitched roof has moulded kneelers and corniced ridge chimneys, the left at end on massive rendered plinth. Rear and return elevations also have gabled buttresses.

Interior: chamfered surround to 6-panel door within porch; walls c.130 cm. thick form principal rectangle and flank cross-passage from second-bay door; right return has similar wall continuing along rear wing. Cupboard in second bay front wall has very wide run-off chamfer at one side; narrow window openings reported to be behind wall-paper in third bay front wall, the exterior obscured by stair wing. First bay reported to have stone bowl, possibly piscina, below window-sill on north wall. Right rear wing has plastered beams with moulded corners; stucco ceiling decoration on both floors, with formal arrangement in ovals of separate motifs of fleur-de-lys, lions, crowns and leaves; upper room has Tudor rose and large marigold patterns; early C18 corniced panelled wall containing chimney piece in ground-floor room. Thick cross walls continue to roof space. Blocked C17 2-light windows show inside rear wing. Open-well close-string stair has flat handrail on fat turned balusters, and square newels with pendants and ball finials. Probably C17 roof of upper crucks with collars and 2 levels of purlins; spurs removed; ridge piece on crossed, halved blades.

Listing NGR: NZ1673421771

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
111409
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: 24 Jun 2003
Reference: IOE01/10962/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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