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Belford Hall

Belford Hall is a large country house at the north-east of Belford, built from 1754 to 1756 by James Paine for Abraham Dixon. It was extended with new wings and a rear entrance added in 1818 by John Dobson for William Clark.[1] During the Second World War the Hall was requisitioned by the army, after which the building became dilapidated. In the 1980s, Belford Hall was acquired by the Northern Heritage Trust, who renovated the building and converted it into residential apartments. Belford Hall is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England. A park and pleasure grounds were developed in the 18th century and are a Grade II listed park and garden. Some of the grounds are now Belford Golf Course.

Belford Hall is a Grade I listed building, an 18th-century mansion house situated at Belford, Northumberland.

The Manor of Belford was acquired by the Dixon family in 1726, and in 1752 Abraham Dixon built a mansion house in a Palladian style to a design by architect James Paine.

In 1770 heiress Margaret Dixon married William Brown. Their daughter later married Newcastle upon Tyne merchant, Lt. Col. William Clark, Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Northumberland who, in 1818, remodelled the house and added two new wings, with the assistance of architect John Dobson.

An extensive park, created in the mid 18th century, retains several original features and has been designated a conservation area. An 18th-century folly in the park is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

During World War II the Hall was requisitioned by the army and became neglected and dilapidated. In the 1980s it was acquired by the Northern Heritage Trust, renovated, restored, and converted to residential apartments. A golf course was created on a part of the park.

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List grade: 1
List number: 1233314
Wikipedia: Belford Hall
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NU1109934240


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