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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NU 27873 03106


HAUXLEY HIGH HAUXLEY NU 20.SE 8/136 Hauxley Hall 10/1/53 II*

House, now subdivided. North part dated 1724, with major late C18 extension giving new front facing east. Squared stone, tooled on south and east fronts; Welsh slate roofs with pantiles to upper slopes on north and west; old brick stacks. Roughly square plan with L-plan kitchen wing on west. South front in Gothick style.

North elevation 3 storeys, 5 bays. Three right bays are early C18 house with central part-glazed 4-panel door in moulded surround under lintel panel with relief inscription M K (Matthew Kirton) 1724; paired 8-pane sashes to ground floor, paired 8-pane casements to 1st floor and paired 4-pane sashes to 2nd floor; windows to lower floors in moulded surrounds. Left bays are late C18 addition in same style-but with blind windows; trompe l'oeil 2nd floor left. Steeply-pitched hipped roof with stacks on and at right end of ridge. Single- storey 2-bay kitchen wing to right with renewed paired 8-pane sashes in C19 moulded surround and blocked window; 2-bay right return shows paired 12-pane sashes under keyed lintels and large square ridge stack.

East elevation 2 storeys, 7 bays, symmetrical. Ground floor sill and 1st floor bands. Central part-glazed 6-panel door under wooden swell frieze and dentil cornice; 12-pane sash windows. Hipped roof with 2 ridge stacks.

South elevation 2 storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical. Bands as on east. Central blind doorway under 4-pane sash window with Gothick head in 4-centred arch. Flanking 2-storey bows with 3 similar windows to each floor, the lower with moulded imposts and arches; raised parapets.

All stacks have double-banded tops. Interior: South part has Entrance Hall, originally full-height of house, with inserted 3-bay screen of round piers carrying moulded round arches in front of spiral stair; curved treads and moulded ramped handrail on wrought-iron twist balusters. Fielded-panel doors with swell friezes and dentil cornices. Dining Room has Gothick decoration with plaster wall panels and arcaded cornice, doors in ogee-arched surrounds and carved stone fireplace. Sitting Room has similar cornice and richly-carved stone fireplace. South- east bedroom has Gothick doors with beaded panelling, cornice with flower ornament and carved stone fireplace; south-west bedroom has similar doors and plainer fireplace.

North part: Fielded-panel doors and shutters throughout. Dog-leg closed string stair with urn-on-vase balusters, panelled square newels and broad moulded handrail. Bedrooms have old cupboards with H-hinges. Former kitchen has segmental-arched recesses and blocked fireplace.

Historical notes: The Kirton family are first recorded as holding lands in Hauxley in the early C17; their estate was purchased by the Widdringtons in 1762. John Widdrington who held the estate 1783-1797 was probably responsible for the remodelling of the Hall.

Listing NGR: NU2787303106


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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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