Built 1863, Shotley Hall in County Durham, England

Listing Description

"Shotley Hall is a historic Grade II* listed residence designed by the renowned architect Edward Robson in 1862 and constructed in 1863, an expression of high Victorian neo gothic architecture.The original owner was Thomas Wilson, who built the house from the wealth his family had generated from silver and lead mining.The opportunity of acquiring this impressive country residence has arisen due to our clients looking to downsize.The property has been in their family for over 150 years, so this is potentially a once in a life time opportunity to acquire probably one of the finest homes of its type in the north of England.The property consists of the main residence and a self contained 'wing'.

The design and interior fittings are influenced by William Morris, in particular the stained glass work in the three principal reception rooms and palatial hall some of which, we have been advised by the current owners, were created by Burne Jones and some by Morris himself.The majority of the stained glass panels have a musical theme.Other highlights include the two tiled roundels set in the dining room fireplace and the ornate leaf balustrading on the main staircase rising from the hall.Though improved over the years, many features of the period have been retained with beautiful doors, shutters to the ground floor rooms, ceiling cornicing, fireplaces and deep moulded skirting boards.The new owners of this residence will be acquiring a piece of history and an opportunity to make personal improvements over time.

Enjoying a secluded position on the edge of the highly sought after village of Shotley Bridge, the property stands in mature, formal parkland gardens of 3.2 acres, encompassing swathes of lawn to all sides, well stocked borders, a wealth of shrubs and numerous tall trees including a number of Giant Sequoia Wellingtonia.A burn meanders through the grounds and is an attractive feature of the gardens. "

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Location: Shotley Hall, Shotley Bridge, County Durham. At the time of this post, priced at £1,250,000 ($1,582,248 USD). For more information on this property contact Fine & Country, Newcastle .

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    Shaff25

    I REALLY like this place. I always dreamed of living in England or Ireland or Scotland in a Manor House, but I’ll never be able to money wise, but with your website “I LOVE IT” I can dream all I want and to be able to see other Homes from around the would just makes it better. THANK YOU so much for the website and all you do for us your faithful followers!!!!

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    Anne-Marie Coppen

    Amazing home that I would love, love, love, to live in. At least dreams are free, but if I had an extra million and half laying around I would be living there in a heartbeat. The stained glass is so gorgeous and the grounds are to die for…..

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    Reneau de Beauchamp

    For this epitome of most Americans’ ideal of an English home, and all the other near fantasies you’ve thus far presented us on your new endeavor – please do accept the most sincere gratitude of your readers!

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    Cathy F.

    Really nice! To put it mildly. Love the windows, especially. With their musical themes, it makes me think it almost could’ve been the setting for the movie “Quartet.”
    What does one call a quatrefoil window when it has six lobes instead of four? A sexfoil/six-foil??

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    Laurie W.

    This place is packed with personality! Burne Jones contributions too, wonderful. Obviously the builder put in everything he had dreamed of having in a house while he was making his pile. (Oh, pun unintended!) I hope the next owner loves it for 150 years to come.

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    George of Rhinebeck

    Designed early in the career of Edward Robson, this dreamy Mid-Victorian house is very much in the manner of Deane and Woodward, practitioners of a category of the Gothic Revival referred to as “Ruskinian” (denoting the profound philosophical and stylistic influence of the great Victorian art critic John Ruskin), built at the height of that styles popularity and two years after the death of Mr. Woodward. One of their most noteworthy buildings was the Natural History Museum at Oxford, the specimen marble column in this house’s foyer being reminiscent of that influential interior. The contributions of Morris and Co. make it an exceptional and important house and add to an extensive list of attributes, including generously proportioned rooms, elegant plasterwork, handsome bookcases and a picturesque setting. Simply wonderful.

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