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Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital

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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital

List entry Number: 1259261


Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road

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


District: Darlington

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Jan-1997

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 463064

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NZ 21 NE 907-/2/10006

HOLLYHURST ROAD (south-east side) Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital

GV II Memorial hospital. c1925. Red brick, with ashlar dressings and hipped Westmoreland slate roof with four ridge and single side wall stacks. Neo-Georgian style. Plinth, first floor band, dentillated eaves cornice. Windows are reglazed, in original openings with double keystones. First floor windows are smaller.

Two storeys; seventeen window range. Square plan, with extensions to rear. Only front range is of special interest. Slightly projecting centre, three windows, with bays defined by Ionic pilasters under a dentillated pediment containing a round window. Square porch with Ionic pilasters and flat roof with dentillated cornice. Steps up to panelled double doors with overlight. Above, a window with shouldered architrave, cornice and elongated keystone. Side ranges have regular fenestration, with pilasters three bays from each end, and at the angles.

Interior: central memorial hall, two storeys, has a cross beam ceiling on Ionic pilasters, with modillion cornices. Plinth and first floor sill band. Original octagonal pendant lights. On the lower level, ashlar wall panels listing the war dead. Above, similar plain panels, alternating with windows front and rear. In the centre, a black marble plinth with a wooden pedestal holding a book of remembrance.

At the rear, on each side, round-arched entrances to the cross corridor, with keystones. Cross corridor has plaster barrel vault and concrete dogleg stairs. Fully panelled boardroom has Ionic pilasters and dentillated cornice, and matching chimneypiece with panelled overmantel.

Listing NGR: NZ2824815257

This List entry has been amended to add the source for North East War Memorial Project Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 12 September 2018.

Selected Sources

North East War Memorials Project, accessed 12 September 2018 from

National Grid Reference: NZ 28248 15257


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