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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 13200 81447


WHALTON WHALTON VILLAGE NZ 1381 (North side) 12/164 West Manor House GV II* House, dated 1729 with initials I:R on lintel, possibly incorporating earlier fabric. Alterations 1908-9 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Mrs. Eustace Smith, when the house was incorporated in the Manor House (q.v.); it is now a separate tenancy. Squared stone (except for rubble in ground floor left return), cut dressings; stone slate roof.

2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical, chamfered plinth. Central 6-panel door with overlight in wave-moulded raised stone surround with shaped lintel top; 12-pane sash windows with raised lintels and stepped keystones. Coped left gable on moulded kneelers; stepped-and-corniced end stacks. Left return shows two 4-pane attic casements. Rear elevation shows twin projecting wings, that to right extended by Lutyens.

Interior: some contemporary fireplaces with later ironwork. Panelled shutters, transverse ceiling beam in sitting room with swelled chamfer stops of C17 type. Dog-leg open-string stair up to attic; urn-on-vase balusters, moulded, ramped and wreathed handrail, moulded newel post at base, shaped tread ends. Roof structure of collar-beam trusses with overlapped apices carrying ridge, the joints nailed rather than pegged.

Prior to the 1908-9 alterations known as the Mansion House; the present dwelling includes one bay of Lutyens' link block; for description see Manor House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: NZ1320081447


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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.

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Date: 24 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/00974/30
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