You might remember back in February last year, when Mac (Hardy) mentioned the curious disparity in height between the floors in the old vicarage at Ellison Hall, and the floors at the side?
Posted by Mac Hardy on February 26, 2019, 4:06 pm
Can anyone explain why the first floor windows of Hebburn Hall which overlook the tennis courts are at a different height to those overlooking the big field and cenotaph?
Photograph courtesy: Mike Ellison.
Here is the reason:
“The vicarage has been formed out of a further part of the great hall, immediately behind the church, and communicating by passage with the church. In the course of the re-arrangements necessary for this purpose, it was observed that to secure uniformity of window spaces, the builders of the hall had left an immense vacant space extending between the second and third floor. This was left as it was found, a curiosity of contrivance.”
See the history of Hebburn Hall, on the Hebburn Archives, here:
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