LILBURN TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1233174
Date first listed:
21-Sep-1951
Statutory Address:
LILBURN TOWER

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Location

Statutory Address:
LILBURN TOWER

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Lilburn
National Grid Reference:
NU0252624342

Details

NU 02 SW 7/83 21/9/51

LILBURN LILBURN TOWER Lilburn Tower

GV II*

Country house. 1828-43 by John Dobson. Ashlar with Welsh slate and lead roofs. 2 storeys plus attic. A large irregular Tudor-style building. Garden front of 3 broad bays. Slightly projecting centre bay framed by octagonal turrets has 2-storey canted and embattled bay window under a shaped gable with heraldic shield, flanking obelisk finials and an octagonal chimney at apex. Next are recessed ½-bays with 2-light windows then full bays with 5-light windows on ground floor, 2-light windows under hoodmoulds on first floor under shaped gables. To right a recessed single-storey wing, with 5 tall, one-light windows and a conservatory with central gabled porch. Entrance side, also 3 bays, has an embattled porte-cochere with octagonal turrets, a recessed bay with 5-light mullion-and-transom window and a projecting bay with an embattled canted oriel. To left a long, recessed service wing with 2-light windows, hoodmoulds on ground floor. All main bays in house break forward from wall face, have shaped gables over and friezes of quatrefoils with Tudor roses above ground floor. Friezes linked by continuous bands. Most of house has parapet with blind castellation. Many tall, corniced, diagonally-set chimneys.

Interior has a Gothic style decoration: Dining room has coffered ceiling, fireplace, panelled dado with built-in sideboard. Library has panels with Decorated tracery, and panelled Tudor ceiling. Ballroom is in 2 parts. Both have coffered ceilings with pendants, also friezes and fireplaces, one marble the other wood and classical with triple Corinthian colonettes. Cast iron Gothic staircase with moulded wood handrail.

Listing NGR: NU025262342

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
237547
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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