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Monument Number 27222

Hob Uid: 27222
Location :
County Durham
Grid Ref : NZ4328042420
Summary : Horden Hall - c.1600
More information : [NZ 43284242] Horden Hall [NR] (1)

Name 'Horden Hall' is correct. (2)

Horden Hall, built circa 1600. Grade 2*. (3)

Horden Hall
Small manor house. Mid C17, possibly incorporating medieval masonry, with later alterations. Probably for Sir John Conyers (died 1664). Limestone rubble ground floor with dressed masonry above, rubble returns and rear; concrete-tiled roof and rebuilt brick chimneys. L-plan with central cross passage and 2 gabled rear wings. Symmetrical front, once 3 storeys, now 2 storeys plus parapet; 5 bays with central projecting 2-storey porch. Tall chamfered plinth, dressed quoins and continuous dripmoulds which continue along returns. Round entrance arch flanked by paired detached Tuscan columns, on tall plinths, supporting entablature with fluted frieze; returns have single lights; Achievement of arms, 7-light double-chamfered mullioned-and-transomed window, with 3-light returns and parapet, above. 9-panel studded C17 door, within porch, has original ironwork, moulded surround with Tudor-arched head and single light above. Walls flanking porch have similar 3-light windows with transoms. Steeply-pitched roof with raised verges and shaped kneelers. 3-storey left return has similar windows, some blocked, and 3-light gable window under dripstone; single-storey rear wing has altered fenestration. Similar right return has pair of part-glazed doors with 3-pane mullioned overlight, blocked door to right and 2- and 3-light windows, that in gable under dripstone. Irregular rear has central 3-storey stair tower with 3- and 4-light mullioned windows under dripstones. Left section, revealed by demolition of rear wing, has ground-floor relieving arch and 2 blocked fireplaces above.

Interior: 2-metre thick rear wall, possibly medieval, visible in cellar; Tudor-arched fireplaces in square surrounds with bar stops in former hall and parlour; several C18 6-panel doors; staircase
renewed but 2 upper flights of original mid C17 closed-string dogleg staircase remain, with bold moulded handrail.

C20 brick additions to rear not of special interest.

(H.L. Robson, 'Horden Hall', Antiquities of Sunderland and its vicinity, Vol. XXVI, 1974-6). (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1923
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JHO 06-OCT-54
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Easington RD Durham Nov 1966 7
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Dist of Easington, Durham, Oct 1985, 12.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
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Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Manor House
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 44 SW 3
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 44 SW 3
Start Date : 1954-10-06
End Date : 1954-10-06