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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NU 24030 07839



10/332 Shortridge Hall 31.12.69 (formerly listed as Shortridge Hall (County Council - Old Peoples s Welfare)


Country House, now old peoples' home. 1898 by W.L. Newcombe of Newcastle for Mr. R. Deuchar. Squared stone with ashlar dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roof. Near-square plan with central stair hall; short wing to west. Classical style.

South front. Main part 2 storeys, 3 + 1 + 3 bays, symmetrical. Plinth; 1st floor sill band. Centre bay has prostyle Roman Doric porch,with paired columns to front and sides on high plinth walls, enclosing part-glazed double doors with overlight and side-lights. 1st floor tripartite sash in architrave with balustraded parapet above between pilasters with urn finials. Side parts have French windows in architraves under cornices; 1st-floor plate glass sashes under cornices. Hipped roof with 2 corniced stacks on each side slope. Set back to left a 1-bay wing showing similar fenestration; hip-ended roof with ridge stack.

West front 2 bays, with projecting 3-bay wing to left; similar fenestration. East front 7 bays, the centre a 3-window bow, with ground floor windows under a linked cornice. North (entrance) front has centre porch similar to that on south; centre 3 bays have 2nd floor with balustraded parapet.

All ground-floor windows have patterned glazing to top lights, each with Deuchar arms and motto in Greek Key border.

Interior largely contemporary: Full-height central hall with 3-bay elliptical arcade on west and imperial stair with moulded square balusters, moulded handrails, panelled newels with pendants and similar balcony balustrade; domed roof light with coloured glazing. Ornamental cornices. Half-glazed screen to entrance lobby

Attached altered single-storey link and other buildings to north-west are not of special interest

Listing NGR: NU2403007839


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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: 28 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05178/20
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