NEWHAM HALL, RETAINING WALL AND STEPS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1136584
Date first listed:
28-Jul-1988
Statutory Address:
NEWHAM HALL, RETAINING WALL AND STEPS, BRASS CASTLE LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
NEWHAM HALL, RETAINING WALL AND STEPS, BRASS CASTLE LANE

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

District:
Middlesbrough (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 51704 13204

Details

MIDDLESBROUGH BRASS CASTLE LANE, NZ 51 SW (5113) north side (off). 6/13 Newham Hall, retaining wall and steps. - II Country House, 1880, for John Mills. On site of earlier manor house. Coursed rockfaced sandstone rubble, with ashlar quoins and dressings. Lakeland slate roofs. Jacobethan style. 2 storey and basement. 3-bay (west) entrance front, has slightly-projecting central 4-stage tower with projecting one-storey porch. 2 steps up to round-headed opening, with keyed moulded arch and panelled spandrels, flanked by paired pilasters. Cornice, shallow parapet with ball finials at angles and flat lead roof. Chamfered one-light and mullioned windows, with sashes, under floating cornices; glazing bars in upper sashes on ground and first floors. 5-light window on 3rd stage, 3-light on 4th stage; shallow parapet and flat lead roof. Left bay has 3-light windows, stepped oversailing at eaves, and gabled dormer with shaped kneelers. Gabled right bay has square bay window, projecting from right corner, with balustraded parapet surmounted by arms and crest of Mills family. Corniced transverse stack at right. 4-bay right return has 4 steps up to glazed double doors, overlight and sidelights, in 2nd bay. 2-and 3-light windows. Octagonal 2-storey tower, with similar one-light windows, plain parapet and large recessed lantern with domical lead roof, projects from right corner. Lantern has paired sashes flanked by fluted pilasters and inverted volutes. 6-bay garden front (east), has exposed basement. 2 left end bays gabled, with inscribed and dated cartouche at right on first floor. Similar windows. Semicircular-plan oriel window, on ground floor of 4th bay, has plain undersailing on offset buttress with carved colonnette, and recessed conical roof. Off-centre dormer window with paired sashes and domical roof. Gabled dormer in 5th bay. Garden terrace has short retaining wall with balustraded parapet, elliptical-headed niche in east face, and 2 flights of steps, adjoining octagonal tower. INTERIOR: stair hall has fluted and acanthus-enriched pulvinated frieze and moulded cornice to Jacobean-style panelled ceiling. Stone basket-headed fireplace with wood Classical surround. Open-well staircase has carved strings, turned balusters, carved square newels with reeded ball finials, moulded handrail, ramped at end, and panelled dado. 3-bay wood arcade at head of stair. Similar ceilings and fireplaces in dining room and drawing room, which also has pedimented Adam-style doorcase and elliptical-arched inglenook with Adam-style chimney-piece under panelled coving, flanked by shell-headed niches. Other ground-floor rooms have bay-leaf-moulded ceiling cornices.

Listing NGR: NZ5170413204

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
59693
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.

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