West Boldon Hall

 

Walls, gates and gate piers to south of West Boldon Hall, Hylton Lane, West Boldon - GV II Ashlar dressed walls at front of house with moulded coping having 4 square piers with plinths, pilasters which are fluted on the central piers, overhanging cornices and bell capitals with ball finials.

 West Boldon Hall Large house. Dated 1709 on Fawcett arms over door; incorporating part of an earlier house. Sandstone ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Simple block plan. 2 storeys, 5 windows, central door on west side with moulded architrave and open segmental pediment on brackets. Windows have 24-pane sashes, with broad glazing bars, except for the rear which has cross windows at ground and first floor north, a central round-headed staircase window with narrow glazing bars, and the south elevation which has, at its east, 4-light ground and 3-light first floor mullioned and transomed windows. String course at first floor level, and moulded eaves cornice. Roof is hipped with swept eaves and a central rectangular well; two massive stone chimneys at rear have 3 sets backs; 2 others on the side ridges. The interior has bolection moulded fielded panelling throughout the ground floor save in the kitchen at the south east; all chimney pieces are bolection moulded, most are in the corners of rooms; the kitchen has a flattened Tudor-arched stone lintel at the chimney breast. There are early C18 niches, a corner cupboard, round-headed arches, architraves, doors and hinges. Staircase has small open well; decorated tread ends; balusters with turned and graduated twist sections. Kitchen door plank and batten.

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