This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1233314



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Belford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Dec-1969

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 408798

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


BELFORD BELFORD NU 1134 16/83 Belford Hall 22.12.69 GV I Country house, now divided into flats. 1754-56 by James Paine for Abraham Dixon; wings and rear entrance added 1818 by John Dobson for William Clark. Ashlar with Scottish slate roof. Palladian style. Centre block, 2 storeys with high basement, 5 bays. Balustraded steps up to central doorway in the piano nobile. Pedimented 3-bay centre breaks forward slightly and has 4 giant engaged Ionic columns with 2 flanking giant Ionic pilasters. Paired similar pilasters at each end. Rusticated basement with four 6-pane sashes. Doorway in architrave with pulvinated frieze and semicircular pediment.12-pane sashes with sill string. Outer bays have eared chambranlé architraves, pediments and balustraded aprons; a bold string links the pediments. 6-pane sashes on top floor. Dentilled cornice, hipped roof with 2 tall corniced ridge stacks. Dobson's wings, remarkably sympathatic in style, 3 bays with one-bay end pavilions. Tall rusticated basement, 12-pane sashes. Pavilion windows have cornices on brackets. Dentilled cornice. Pavilions have small 6-pane sash above the cornice. Pyramidal roofs. Rear entrance has tetrastyle Ionic porch in antis. 3-storey tower features flank the porch and are themselves flanked by 1½-storey, 3-bay sections. Interior largely gutted for renovation at time of survey. Fragments of Paine plasterwork retained behind replacement ceilings. 2 marble fireplaces with Ionic columns; Dobson staircase with cast-iron balusters to be replaced after restoration. Summer house (q.v.) is in Easington Parish.

Listing NGR: NU1109934240

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: NU 11099 34240


© Crown Copyright and database right 2017. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1233314 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Sep-2017 at 10:59:03.

End of official listing