Keys to the Past

The Hall (Seaton Valley)

Seaton Delaval Hall. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Seaton Delaval Hall. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

The Hall at Seaton Delaval was built between 1718 and 1729. It was designed by the famous architect Sir John Vanbrugh for Admiral George Delaval. It has a large central main block with small turrets on each corner. Stables and a kitchen on the east and west are linked to the main building by an arcade. The building was damaged by fire in 1752 and restored in 1814-15. The main block was again damaged by a fire in 1822 and it is still an empty ruin. This is a Grade I listed building protected by law. It is a National Trust property.

Reference number:N11971
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Seaton Delaval Hall 2010; TWM Archaeology
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Seaton Delaval Hall pleasure grounds 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Seaton Delaval Hall central block 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University
TEST PIT, Evaluation at Seaton Delaval Hall 2012; Archaeological Research Services

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