NZ3231 : The Hall, Bishop Middleham; Listed building (Bishop Middleham)

taken 9 years ago, near to Bishop Middleham, County Durham, Great Britain

The Hall, Bishop Middleham; Listed building (Bishop Middleham)
The Hall, Bishop Middleham; Listed building (Bishop Middleham)

7/2 The Hall (formerly listed 9.1.68 as The Old Hall) GV II

House, now 2 dwellings. Circa 1765 on site of earlier building; C20 alterations and additions. Pebble-dashed render with painted ashlar dressings; stone- flagged roof with stone gable copings. H-plan. 2 storeys, 5 bays and one-bay wings with one-bay front inner returns, the left with one-storey, one-bay extruded porch.

Canted porch has architraves to 6-panel door and flanking sashes with fine glazing bars; similar windows in all front and inner return bays except for centre, which has scroll-bracketed cornice on ground floor, probably original door, and is blank above. Gabled fronts of wings show marks in render suggesting one window on each floor, now blocked; parks above front windows show former ground-floor window cornices and first-floor pediments have been removed. Roof has ashlar-banded ridge and front gable chimneys, and curved kneelers. Left return has full-height square projecting bay, probably early C20, with sashes with glazing bars. Rear wings of varying dates, slightly lower.

Interior: left part contains principal staircase with 2 windows to front: ramped grip handrail on C20 panelled balustrade, wide cantilevered open-well stair, with panelled soffits and panelled ramped dado; semicircular first- floor gallery. Both parts of house have 6-panel doors in architraves.
Listing NGR: NZ3284231294
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3285 3128 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.5312N 1:29.5260W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3279 3128
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