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

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NU 13049 01370


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NU 10 SW 5/148


(Formerly listed as Embleton Hall Hotel and previously listed as Embleton Hall)



House. c.1730 for Thomas Embleton, extended to east in later C18; larger new house built on south of C18 extension in 1893 for Dr. J.C.J. Fenwick. C18 part squared stone with tooled dressings, C19 part snecked stone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs. Overall L-plan. 1893 house in free Tudor style.

Old house (now west wing) 2 storeys, 5 bays, not quite symmetrical. Rusticated quoins, sill bands. Left-of-centre doorway, with lugged architrave and pulvinated frieze between pilasters carrying pedimented hood on consoles, now blocked with small 12-pane sash window inserted; 12-pane sashes, the upper renewed, in architraves. Coped left gable on moulded kneelers; stepped-and- corniced left end and ridge stacks. 2-bay C18 extension to right hidden by 1893 building, except for right end coped gable with stepped-and-corniced stack. Left return of old house shows blocked lst-floor door and attic window; rear elevation shows original central rear wing with stepped-and-corniced gable stack.

West (entrance) front of 1893 house 2 storeys, 2 + 2 bays. Plinth, sill bands. Twin-gabled right part set forward, with projecting porch; panelled door in architrave with paterae between engaged columns carrying pediment with phoenix crest. Large mullioned-and-transomed stair window over porch and projecting chimney breast to right. Other windows mostly plain sashes. Coped gables with moulded kneelers. Other elevations show similar detail.

Interior. West ground floor room of original house has contemporary panelling and cornice; fluted pilasters flank fireplace and former door position opposite; domed cupboard, with shaped shelves, alongside fireplace. East room has large stone fireplace. One bedroom has panelled wall. 1893 house has largely-unaltered interior including entrance hall with open-well stair and coffered ceiling; marble fireplaces.

Listing NGR: NU1304901370


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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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Date: 07 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/13339/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Dixon. Source Historic England Archive
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