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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: 1231718



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: 05-Jun-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 406916

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STANHOPE MARKET PLACE NY 9939 (West side) Stanhope

34/238 Stanhope Castle

GV II* Large house. Now flats. 1798 for Cuthbert Rippon; 1823 additions dated on rainwater heads, for his son Cuthbert Rippon, M.P. for Gateshead; 1875 addition (to house collection of stuffed birds and animals). Sandstone ashlar with plinth; roof not visible. Irregular plan. South elevation: 2-storey, 3-bay main entrance front with adjoining one-storey, 5-bay conservatory link to 2-storey, 3-bay gabled wing on lower ground level. 11 bays in all.

Entrance front has steps up to porch with Tuscan order in antis and entrance in curved rear wall. Outer bays have sashes with glazing bars below paired renewed sashes which are flanked by pilasters. Ground floor windows have projecting stone sills, with sill bands in outer bays. Band below stepped parapet. Conservatory windows have segmental heads and glazing bars; right end wing has central 4-light window with renewed glazing and door inserted and inserted window at left; 2-light window at right; first floor, continuous with conservatory, has Perpendicular tracery in 3 windows of 2 lights. Top band supports stepped parapet. Tall central tower.

Interior: entrance hall behind main front has curved doors to flanking oval rooms with classical motifs in ceiling cornices, left room has Gothic-style stone chimney-piece; right room has dentilled dado rail. First-floor gallery and one room have dentilled cornices; open-well stair has round-topped handrail on painted brass balustrade with delicate pineapple finials to low curves between rods.

2-storey flat-roofed C20 rear extension not of interest.

Listing NGR: NY9961839155

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National Grid Reference: NY 99618 39155


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