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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 24797 05859



22/289 The Sun Hotel 10.1.53


Hotel. C18 house of the Lewin family, largely rebuilt 1825 by John Muers. Front ashlar; other elevations squared stone of varying quality. Welsh slate roofs; some stacks rebuilt in brick. Plan: Built on sloping site, facing uphill; 3 rear wings and outshut.

Front elevation in two sections. Both parts have plinth and rusticated quoins. Right part 3 storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical. Central door of 6 beaded panels, under patterned fanlight, in surround with fluted columns and open- pedimented hood. 12-pane sash window above. Outer bays have tripartite sashes to ground and 1st floors; 9-pane short sashes (centre renewed) to top floor. Moulded eaves cornice. Coped gables; stepped-and-corniced right end stack, left end stack rebuilt on old base. Lower left part 2 storeys + attic, 3 bays, symmetrical. Central 6-panel door, with 8-pane overlight, under cornice on console brackets; flanking tripartite sashes; 12-pane sashses above. Moulded eaves cornice broken by central open-pedimented half dormer holding paired renewed 9-pane short sashes. Coped left end gable. All windows have slightly-projecting sills.

Right return: 2-bay gable end of front block shows blocked windows ground floor and 1st floor left, 12-pane sash 1st floor right and 9-pane short sashes to top floor. To right, behind C20 sun lounge, C18 3-bay rear wing with added C19 1st floor: central renewed door and ground-floor 12-pane sashes, all under keyed supra-lintels; renewed 12-pane sashes above; roof hipped to right.

Left return and rear elevations show various sash and casement windows.

Interior: Front block has 6-panel doors with beaded mouldings. Cocktail Bar (ground floor right) has floral cornice and anthemion frieze. Dog-leg stair with stick balusters, moulded handrail, panelled lower newel and carved tread ends; upper part altered. Dining Room in rear wing has fielded-panel doors and shutters, fluted frieze and dentil cornice.

Attached sun lounge is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NU2479705859


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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: 10 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04915/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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