MORWICK HALL AND ATTACHED WALL TO NORTH WEST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1155337

Date first listed: 01-Sep-1988

Statutory Address: MORWICK HALL AND ATTACHED WALL TO NORTH WEST

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Location

Statutory Address: MORWICK HALL AND ATTACHED WALL TO NORTH WEST

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

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Warkworth

National Grid Reference: NU 23358 03965

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Details

NU 20 SW WARKWORTH MORWICK HALL

12/315 Morwick Hall and attached wall to north-west GV II

House. C18 and early C19, of several different builds. Centre of south front brick in mixed Flemish and English Garden Wall bonds; late C18 west extension and rear stair wing brick with alternating pairs of headers and stretchers every 4th course; early C19 east extension brick in English Garden Wall bond 1 and 4; both extensions have cut stone quoins and dressings; C18 rear wing squared stone with cut dressings. Mixed purple and blue Welsh slate roof; rebuilt brick stacks on stone bases.

South elevation 2 storeys, 2, 5 and 1 bays, in 3 parts. 5-bay centre is original early C18 house, with stone plinth and brick 1st-floor band. Central early C19 canted Gothick bay, with 4-pane sashes under 4-centred arches, linked hoodmoulds and moulded stone top cornice; pyramidal roof. Left of bay half- glazed double doors with 2-pane overlight and altered sash window; 12-pane sashes above. Right of bay 4-pane sashes with 12-pane sashes above; all openings have flat arched heads. Double-stepped dentilled and cogged eaves cornice. End stacks with stepped and cogged cornices. 2-bay west extension, set slightly forward, has stone plinth, 1st-floor and sill bands and rusticated quoins; left bay has altered sash window, with 12-pane sash above, in architraves; right bay has C20 glazed doors to both floors, and spiral fire escape. Moulded stone eaves cornice. 1-bay east extension has stone plinth and rusticated quoins; 12-pane sash windows with tooled lintels and slightly- projecting sills.

Left return: end of west extension shows canted bay with 12-pane sash windows in chamfered surrounds and pyramidal roof. To left a tall wall with flat stone coping steps down to rusticated end pier and holds flush-panelled door, with intersecting fanlight, under chamfered 4-centred arch, inside early C20 porch.

Right return: end of east extension shows canted bay with C20 glazed door on ground floor and 12-pane sashes in chamfered surrounds above; pyramidal roof. To right is 2-bay old rear wing with C20 glazed door at right and 12-pane sashes; brick bay to right is C19 alteration; far right projecting 2-bay wing, heightened in later C19, with boarded door under two renewed 12-pane sashes on inner return.

Rear elevation:Right return of central projecting 3-storey stair wing shows 15-pane radial-headed sash stair window in architrave with moulded imposts and keystone; left 9-pane short sash on ground floor and 12-pane sashes above, all in architraves. Inner return of old rear wing, to left, shows ground floor sill /band, flush-panelled door and 12-pane sash windows; end part heightened in mid C19, with paired sashes.

Interior: Fielded-panel doors and shutters. Entrance Hall has dentil cornice. Sitting Room has early C19 marble fireplace with round pilasters and carving of seated muse; panelling removed to Eglingham Hall early in C20. Dog-leg open-string stair with urn-on-vase balusters, moulded and ramped handrail and panelled dado with fluted pilasters. Study, on stairs, has fireplace with egg-and-dart surround, key frieze and dentil cornice, panelled overmantel and fluted flanking pilasters; egg-and-dart cornice. Room above has fireplace with panelled surround and old ironwork. Stairhead has keyed arch on fluted pilasters. Main bedroom has Gothick fireplace and overmantel; east bedroom, has 2-panel door, dentil cornice and fireplace with moulded surround, key frieze and egg-and-dart cornice.

Historical note: The house was built by John Grey who purchased the estate in 1732, and made extensions and improvements before his death in 1783.



Listing NGR: NU2335803965

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