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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: 1230062



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Stanhope

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-Jan-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 404912

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STANHOPE B6278 (East side) NY 9939 Stanhope 34/142 Unthank Hall 31/1/67


House. C16 and C17 with early and later C18 alterations. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings and millstone grit quoins; roof of graduated stone flags with stone gable copings and ashlar and brick chimneys. L-plan. Main front: 2 storeys, 3 bays, with central 2-storey porch under continuous roof, and one- storey, one-bay right extension. Partly-flushed door with flat-stone-mullioned 2-light overlight in cyma-moulded square-headed surround, its outer edges quirked, under cyma-moulded cornice. Single light, in recessed chamfered surround,to left of door. Shorter recessed panels to left of window and to right of door. Similar panels flank 5-light stone-mullioned first-floor window, with recessed chamfers and narrow flat fronts to splayed mullions. Similar surrounds to ground-floor left horizontal sliding sash and first-floor right window with one mullion removed. Other windows 12-pane and renewed 24-pane sashes in plain stone surrounds. Corbelled chimney from first floor level in inner right return of porch. Low blocked door at right has chamfered square- headed surround. Right extension has plain stone surround to boarded door; small fixed light at left. Porch and end chimneys have corniced stacks with truncated round brick flues. Flattened ends to left gable coping. Massive stepped stack, at rear of front block on junction with rear wing, has 3 square ashlar flues.

Left return has sashes with glazing bars; partly-blocked 3-light stone-mullioned attic window under label mould. Lower and earlier rear wing is quoined. Rear courtyard has flat-Tudor-arched surround to door of front range; blind framed panel above. Rectangular stair turret on rear wing has door with flat-Tudor- arched surround; wide-chamfered Tudor-arched surround to door of wing; small square window above and left has iron bar and rail in chamfered surround, mainly hollow chamfers. Plain stone surrounds to sashes with broad glazing bars.

Interior: massive Tudor-arched fireplace in left front room; through-passage, with chamfer on frontside of door to stair turret. Rear wing has early C18 panelled room with shell-canopied cupboard. Much other panelling, both fielded and plank-and-muntin, as screens on first floor. Massive beams with stone corbels on right end only, in rear wing. Stone winder stair through semi- circle; moulded plank balustrade on landing. Many 2-panelled doors with pegged latches.

Listing NGR: NY9911739107

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National Grid Reference: NY 99117 39107


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