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Coxhoe Hall (c1725 - 1956)


In c1725 John Burdon built Coxhoe Hall in a castellated gothic style, replacing a much earlier manor house. The hall was situated in Coxhoe Woods, near the medieval village of Coxhoe, to the east of the modern settlement of Coxhoe. The poet and feminist Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was born at Coxhoe Hall. In 1846 she eloped with, and married, the poet Robert Browning. The Hall was bought by East Hetton Colliery Co. in 1938. Then in World War 2 the building was requisitioned for use as a prisoner of war camp, designated: 139b Coxhoe Hall Camp. After the war the hall fell into disrepair and was demolished by the National Coal Board in 1956.

Coxhoe Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) Prisoner of War Camps Demolished Coxhoe Medieval Settlement
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Coxhoe Hall
- "Coxhoe Hall - then regarded as one of the finest houses in the county - is most famous for being the birthplace of the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The first house ...

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Coxhoe Hall
- "...It was set high on a south facing hillside adjacent to the site of Coxhoe medieval village. A tree-lined avenue led to the Hall and it was surrounded by grounds ...

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Runaway Bride

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Site of Coxhoe Hall, Coxhoe (Coxhoe)

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Coxhoe Hall, West Durham. Birthplace of Mrs Browning.

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Remains of Coxhoe Hall in Coxhoe Wood

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Ha-Ha to the front of the now demolished Coxhoe Hall

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Coxhoe Hall

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County: County Durham
Keys to the Past HER: D2512
Grid ref: NZ33063582

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