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Seaton Delaval Hall  England 
Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, England

Started 1720
Completed 1728

Status: Fully Extant
Details: 1822 fire gutted central block, which was later roofed and preserved as partial ruin.

Special Info / Location/ Date

Special Info
Phonetic Pronunciation of House Name

Location
Country
England
District Today
Northumberland
 Historic County
 City / Town / Village
Seaton Sluice
 Latitude
55.082142
 Longitude
-1.47565

Date
Start Date
1720
Completion Date
1728
Circa Date
Images

The North Front

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The North Front
Detail of Main Block of North Front
Detail of Main Block of South Front
Interior of Burned Out Hall in the Main Block
Architects

Designed   House for Admiral George Delavel
Date   1720-28

Extant / Listed / References

Extant
Extant Type
Fully Extant
Extant Details
1822 fire gutted central block, which was later roofed and preserved as partial ruin.

Listed
House Listed As 
Grade I
Gardens Listed As  
Unknown
Country House:  Yes

References
Vitruvius Britannicus
C. III, pls.20, 21. 1725.
Vitruvius Scoticus
J.B. Burke (Burke's Visitation of Seats)
Country Life
LIV, 800 plan, 860. 1923.
J.P. Neale (Neale's Views of Seats)
Access / Ownership / Seat

Access
Open to Public Please note: Houses listed as being open "By Appointment" are usually country house hotels, B&Bs, or schools.
Yes
Historic Houses Association Member
Yes
Phone Number If calling from the U.S., delete the first "0" in British numbers.
01912-379-100
Fax Number
Email
Website
Awards

Current Ownership
Current Ownership Type
The National Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use
Visitor Attraction
Current Ownership Use / Details

Seat ("Seat" is loosely defined as any family that occupied the house for a period of 2 years or more)
Today Seat of
A Past Seat(s) of
Admiral George Delavel, 18th century. Lord Hastings, Astley family, 20th century.
Possible (Unsure) Seat of
History / Gardens & Park / Movies

History
Earlier House(s) / Building(s)
House Replaced By
Built / Designed For
Admiral George Delaval
House & Family History
In 1822 the center block of the house was gutted by fire; it stood as a ruin for many years before being partially restored, 1959-62.
Collections This field lists art objects that are currently or were previously in the collection of the house.

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Comments
Regarded by many as Vanbrugh’s masterpiece; certainly one of the greatest feats of early 18th century architecture.

Gardens & Park
Garden, Park, Follies and Outbuildings
Chapel & Church

Movies
Location for Movies / TV
Bibliography

Author   NA
Year Published   1999
Reference  


Author   Colvin, Howard
Year Published   1995
Reference   pg. 1008



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