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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: 1323098



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Castle Eden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 109419

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10/7 The Castle



Country house, c.1765 by William Newton for Rowland Burdon I; possibly altered and given Gothick details by Sir John Soane c.1780; later additions included palmhouse of 1863 by F.R. Hicks and north wing of 1893. Main block ashlar Hesleden limestone with slate roof; rubble rear. Prefabricated concrete palmhouse. Classical style with Gothick details. Symmetrical 3-storey, 7-bay front with canted 3-bay centre has single-storey 6-bay palmhouse with half-bay ends across ground floor. Palmhouse has central Tudor-arched entrance, flanking 4-light mullioned-and-transomed windows, embattled parapet with pinnacles and hipped glass roof. Main block has replaced 12-pane sashes and replaced 6-pane sashes to third storey; windows have depressed-pointed heads and hoodmoulds. Embattled parapet with slightly-projecting square corner turrets; low-pitched hipped roof with ridge chimneys. 5-bay returns and rear have similar details. 3-storey, 2-bay north wing has ground-floor bay windows with embattled parapets, 3-light mullioned windows above; eaves cornice, parapet and hipped slate roof.

Interior has neo-classical details: central hall, leading to oval saloon, has second-floor gallery running round 3 sides and supported on fourth side by screen of Ionic columns and end pilasters; domed roof light above. Several mid C18 chimneypieces and other contemporary fittings.

C20 additions not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4275838792

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National Grid Reference: NZ 42758 38792


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