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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: 1304198



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Acklington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Dec-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 236694

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ACKLINGTON GUYZANCE HALL NU 20 SW 7/24 Guyzance Hall, and East Wing 31.12.69 Cottage GV II

Country House: Original Barnhill farmhouse c.1800 with major extensions 1894 by W.H. Knowles for J.D. Milburn; tower c.1920.

Squared stone except for squared rubble in north-west wing and snecked stone ballroom extension; graduated Lakeland slate roofs except for red clay tiles on ballroom range and flat roofs (not seen) on tower and ballroom extension. Irregular L-plan. Late C19 and early C20 parts in neo-Tudor style.

South elevation: House to left, ballroom range to right. House in 3 sections: 2-storey, 3-bay left part is original farmhouse with inserted cross window in former central doorway and flanking full-height canted bays; embattled parapet. Centre part is 3- + 4-storey 3-bay tower: projecting centre bay with coffered double doors in moulded 4-centred arch under canted oriel, and large sundial J initialled L M below carved cornice; transomed windows on returns; lower side parts with mullioned and mullioned-and-transomed windows; embattled parapets. 2-storey, 2-bay right part has timber-framed 1st floor with pebbledashed infill, and gablets over windows. All windows leaded casements. Chimney stacks with multiple octagonal shafts and moulded cornices. Lower ballroom range to right has single-storey front extension, with half-glazed door flanked by 2-light windows. Projecting cross-gabled right end bay, behind outbuilding range (q.v.) is East Wing Cottage, with early C20 casements on right return. 4-bay west (entrance) front has right-of-centre projecting porch with Ionic screen, transomed 1st floor window with '1894' date panel in blind upper light, and shaped gable; various sash windows.

Interior: Open-well stair in tower. Dining room has re-set C18 pine panelling from North Seaton Hall (now demolished), with fluted Corinthian pilasters flanking the fireplace and a good cornice. Ballroom has coffered segmental ceiling, minstrel's gallery on Ionic columns and central arcade.

Listing NGR: NU2123603685

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National Grid Reference: NU 21236 03685


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