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© Mr Keith Ascough

IoE Number: 238570
Location: CAPHEATON HALL AND WALLS ATTACHED,
  CAPHEATON, CASTLE MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND
Photographer: Mr Keith Ascough
Date Photographed: 17 April 2007
Date listed: 27 August 1952
Date of last amendment: 27 August 1952
Grade I

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CAPHEATON CAPHEATON NZ 08 SW 3/85 Capheaton Hall 27.8.52 and walls attached GV I Country house. 1668 by Robert Trollope. Wings added for Sir Edward Swinburne who died in 1786. North front added late C18 by William Newton for Sir John Swinburne. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. South front: Baroque. 2 storeys and basements, 5 bays. Divided by giant pilasters with rusticated bases, intermittent banded rustication to ground floor, and bulgy rustication above. Semicircular steps up to central door in elaborate surround; Corinthian columns carved with vine leaves, and bases with relief carvings of a beggar and a knight; scrolled pediment holding Swinburne coat of arms. 2-light mullioned windows with raised rounded surrounds carved with leaf garlands. Above outer ground-floor windows are dated sundials in frames of dogtooth. Above inner ground floor windows are carved flower vases. The dentil cornice is a replacement by Newton. Hipped roof with corniced ridge stacks. Similar detail on returns. East side has central doorway with surround of thick, naturalistic fruit and leaf carving; elaborate crest above. Recessed lower 5-bay wing has 12-pane sashes with projecting keystones. Ramped walls c. 20 yards long run south from ends of wings; wall to west has C17 doorway with scrolled pediment. North side: Classical style. 7-bay main block with 3-bay pedimented centre. Half-glazed door in open Tuscan porch. 12-pane sashes in architraves. Oeil-de- boeuf window in pediment. Lower L-plan 3-bay wings, with 6-bay inner returns enclosing forecourt, have 12-pane sashes in plain reveals with keystones. Interior: Hall has restrained mid C18 plaster ceiling, fielded panelling and Palladian doorcases. Similar ceiling in ground floor south-east room. Country Life Vol. CXXXVIII.

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