Sockburn Hall

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Sockburn Hall
County Durham
Sockburn Hall (rebuilt 1834) - - 226356.jpg
Grid reference: NZ348072
Location: 54°27’32"N, 1°27’50"W
Village: Sockburn
Built 1834
Country house
Owned by: private

Sockburn Hall is privately owned 19th-century country house at Sockburn, near Darlington, County Durham. It is a Grade-II* listed building. As at 2008, both the Hall and adjoining Grade-II coach house are listed on the Buildings at Risk Register, as is the adjacent ruined Grade-I Church of All Saints.

The Manor of Sockburn was for many years in antiquity the home of the Conyers family, known, inter alia, for the legend of the Sockburn Worm. In the late 17th century the estate was purchased by the Blackett family.

The present house was built to replace the old manor for the occupation of Henry Collingwood Blackett (third son of Sir William Blackett, 5th Baronet) in about 1834 in a neo-Jacobean style, with three bays, two storeys and attics above and shaped gables. Following the death of Blackett's widow in 1877 the house was let out. It deteriorated during the 20th century and in recent times the current owners have begun a restoration project.


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