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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: 1232062



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: 407376

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STANHOPE NEWHOUSE NY 8738 36/242 Newhouse, and 31.1.67 walls attached

GV II* House, now 3 houses. C17 with C18 and C19 alterations. Thinly-rendered sandstone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; graduated stone-flagged roof with stone gable copings. Main house: 2½ storeys, 7 bays; right extension 2 storeys, one wide bay, with wall attached to right. Garden wall in front at right. Sixth bay has partly-glazed 6-panel door in moulded square-headed surround under cyma-moulded label dripmould. Similar label mould over 6-panel door, with 2-pane overlight, in third bay. Second door and all windows have rebated stone surrounds; windows have similar label moulds, and flat mullions, with blocked holes for 2 vertical bars in each light except for 3 right ground- floor windows which have been lowered, probably in early C19. Slight rebating in window reveals and mullions to receive frames for glass,except in 3 left first-floor windows where glass is set forward of rebate, and in inserted stones in 3 lowered windows. Some vertical stones suggest there were formerly wider label moulds. 5 third-floor 2-light stone-mullioned windows. Cottage at right has 4-panel door and 2-pane overlight under flat stone lintel, and flat stone surrounds to 16-pane sashes. Wall at right has boarded door in alternate- block suround.

Roof has flat gable copings on cyma reversa-moulded kneelers; 2 end chimneys, with plinths and cyma reversa-moulded cornices; renewed rear chimney in similar style. Rear stair wings have flat-stone-mullioned windows with slight splays; and single lights with vertical iron bars in gable peaks.

Garden wall, running forward from left end, has doorway in chamfered alternate- block jambs, and shaped coping with ball finial.

Interior: left part has full-height close-string open-well stair with square panelled newels with long pendants and fat acorn finials, grip handrail, skittle balusters and pulvinated string; moulded risers. In right part of main house another close-string dog-leg stair with narrow roll-moulded handrail on splat balusters, lyre-shaped except on first flight, with pulvinated string. Many 2-panelled doors, the upper panel smaller, with E hinges; shell-canopied cupboard with shaped shelves and pull-out ledge in ground-floor left room; first-floor pine chimney-piece with architrave and dentilled cornice; some stucco ceiling cornices; original tied-on glass in window in right gable, blocked by addition of wing.

Historical note: the home of successive agents of the Beaumont lead-mine-owning family.

Source: W. Fordyce History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham 1857 I 673.

Listing NGR: NY8729038878

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Fordyce, W, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatinate of Durham, (1857), 673

National Grid Reference: NY 87290 38878


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