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Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall is located near the head of Hall Lane, by the junction with Nesham Place, in Houghton-le-Spring. The building dates from the early 17th century. The masion house has had many uses over the years including as a social club and YMCA. It is now restored as a private residence. Houghton Hall is a Grade II* listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

Houghton Hall, the seat of Sir George Elliot bart. M.P., D.L., J.P. is a rectangular mansion of three stories, situated north-east of the church, and was erected by Robert Hutton, rector here 1589-1623; it retains its mullioned windows, with a plain parapet, and is but slightly altered from its original design; in the grounds attached to the house is an altar-tomb with inscription, erected over the grave of Robert Hutton esq. son of the above-mentioned, and a captain of horse in the Parliamentary army, who died 9th August, 1680, and was here buried at his own request, probably on account of his Puritan views, but traditionally in order to lie near the remains of his favourite charger.

Extract from: Kelly's Directory of Durham, 1890.

Houghton-le-Spring Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Sunderland Private Residence
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Houghton Hall, Houghton le Spring

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- "Manor house, now club. Early C17. Limestone rubble with sandstone dressings. Nearly square plan. 3 storeys, 4 windows and 3 in returns. Ground and first floor windows 4-light, second floor …

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List number: 1184920
List grade: 2*
Grid ref: NZ3443649814
Borough: Sunderland


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