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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: 1139613



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


District: Redcar and Cleveland

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Apr-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 60338

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REDCAR KIRKLEATHAM STREET, NZ 52 SE south side 4/82 Red Barns House and Red Barns Hotel. - II*

Large house, 1868-70 by Philip Webb, for Thomas Hugh Bell; stables added 1875-76 and west extension 1881-82, also by Webb. Stable extended c.1900. West extension and stables now an hotel. Handmade multicoloured reddish brick in English bond; clay pantile roofs. Georgian vernacular revival style. 2 storeys and attics, 6 bays, the right end bay a projecting cross-gabled 1881 wing, now part of hotel; and lower 2-storey, 3-bay further right stable and extensions. 2nd bay of original house has gabled covered way, with later iron gate, leading to inset porch with round window; boarded door in right return of porch. Another round window on first floor of 3rd bay; other window sashes, with glazing bars and segmental heads, double at ground floor in 5th bay. First-floor sill string. 3rd bay raised to 3 storeys, with square-headed window and hipped roof. Main roof hipped at left, has slightly-overhanging eaves. Similar but irregular fenestration in right end bay with coped gable, and in stable and extensions. Asymmetrically-placed transverse and axial stacks. Left return shows canted bay window under tiled projecting gable overhanging at sides; and 2 hipped roof dormers with casements. Rear garden front has 3-bay main house at right, with altered projecting drawing-room and narrow gabled left linking bay to projecting west extension. A one-storey corridor projection links all 3 parts; and there are one-storey west extensions. Similar fenestration to front, and 2 tripartite windows in west block whose roof is raised to a pyramidal shape, with central stack, and has sprocketed eaves. Former stables,altered and partly concealed by later extensions, retain original raised, pyramidal-roofed lantern. Interior: house part retains panelling, shutters and plain boarded staircase. History: plaque on north of west wing : GERTRUDE LOWTHIAN BELL AT ONE TIME LIVED IN THIS HOUSE. SCHOLAR, TRAVELLER, ADMINISTRATOR AND PEACE MAKER. A FRIEND OF THE ARABS. Of special architectural interest in showing Philip Webb's transition to a local vernacular style. Altered and extended former stables included for group value. Late C20 one-storey extension is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ5966824923

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National Grid Reference: NZ 59668 24923


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