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Site of Coxhoe Hall, Coxhoe (Coxhoe)

Coxhoe Hall, south front  c.1910
Coxhoe Hall, south front c.1910

Coxhoe Hall interior. Main entrance Hall c.1910
Coxhoe Hall interior. Main entrance Hall c.1910

Coxhoe Hall interior. Ornate plasterwork fireplace c.1910
Coxhoe Hall interior. Ornate plasterwork fireplace c.1910

Coxhoe Hall interior. Tapestry c.1910
Coxhoe Hall interior. Tapestry c.1910

Coxhoe Hall interior. Panelled room screen c.1910
Coxhoe Hall interior. Panelled room screen c.1910

Coxhoe Hall interior. China cabinet and chairs c.1910
Coxhoe Hall interior. China cabinet and chairs c.1910

A medieval house stood here as early as 1400, but this building was probably built c.1725. It was in the classical style, but has Gothic additions. It was the birthplace of the Victorian poet, Elizabeth Barret Browning. In 1938 it was bought by the East Hetton Colliery Company. During World War Two it became a prisoner-of-war camp for German and Italian prisoners. It was demolished in 1956. All that remains is its walled garden.

Reference number:D2512
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Hanoverian (1714 to 1837)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Event(s):Limestone Landscapes Historic Environment Audit And Action Plan; Archaeo-Environment Ltd
Time Detectives excavation at Coxhoe Hall 2001; Archaeological Services University of Durham

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Source of Reference
Local History of Coxhoe


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