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Newbottle, Houghton Road, Cellar Hill House






Post Medieval


Extant Building

House. Early C18 with late C18 and C19 alterations. Thickly rendered, right return coursed limestone rubble. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys. Sash windows with glazing bars. Central 6-panelled door. One ridge chimney at left, 2 end chimneys at right, all of yellow brick with red brick bands and dog-tooth cornice. Interior – window shutters and 8-panelled doors. Elliptical-headed arch in hall has fluted Tuscan pilasters. Staircase with C19 balusters, flat handrail and square newel. Upper stair removed. One 2-panelled door with original hinges on first floor {1}. Striking Georgian south-facing façade with delicate sash windows. Set in a fine lawned garden with an abundance of mature trees. Mrs Sarah Archibold and Miss Dorothy Archibold are listed as residents in Whellan's Directory 1856. The directory lists it as boarding school, Cellar Hill House. Perhaps this was the forerunner of the school built on land adjacent by the 1890s? LISTED GRADE 2




Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 4/48; Whellan, W, 1856, History, Topography, and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham

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